The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe and Peggy Knudsen as Mona Mars in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Elisha Cook Jr and Humphrey Bogart in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946)

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart in an original publicity still for To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Dolores Moran in To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Bogart and Bacall met and fell in love while filming To Have and Have Not (1944).  They were finally married after they finished their followup with Howard Hawks, The Big Sleep, but before the film was released.

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart was right at home on a boat in To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Leigh Brackett and Howard Hawks get away with some outrageous sexual innuendo in this scene from The Big Sleep (1946).  Leigh would collaborate with Hawks on most everything else in Hawks’ career, through El Dorado (1967).   Hawks was unaware Leigh was a woman, until their first meeting.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacll in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946), another big Howard Hawks hit at Warner Brothers.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).  It was re-cut with 15 minutes more of the just married couple.  It made the plot incomprehensible, but if anybody notices, it’s of no concern, since all the scenes are in the best Hawks style.

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Lauren Bacall soon gets an itchy knee next to Humphrey Bogart in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)