To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall poses for her film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944).  The New York Times review said that she was a terrible actress.

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (no date)

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall in an early photo

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (no date)

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael in a screencap from To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in 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

Walter Brennan. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall does a little happy dance at the end of 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)