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Atmospheric and irresistible, To Have and To Have Not kicks off our Bogey & Bacall Hangover Matinees! Humphrey Bogart (having just come off of the extreme success of Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon) couldn’t have been a bigger star at the time, and finding a co-star for him seemed an impossible task—that is, until 19 year-old Lauren Bacall arrived on the scene. Howard Hawkes was no stranger to sensual, tension-fueled on-screen relationships (His Girl Friday, Bringing Up Baby), but even he wasn’t prepared for the smoldering, tangible, visceral sexuality between the wildly seductive gaze of Bacall and the cool, calm, confidence of Bogart.

Bogart plays the captain of a fishing boat during WW2. Taking a break after a day of disappointments, he sees Bacall (who, much to her chagrin, is referred to as Slim throughout the film) crooning in a local lounge. After their eyes lock, what follows is one of the steamiest films ever committed to celluloid. Although the film snowballs into a geo-political romance of a decidedly Casablancian sort, Hawkes is only truly interested in the cat and mouse flirtation of Bogie and Bacall, building tension via blocking, perfectly placed close-ups, music, and some decidedly loaded dialogue from none other than William Faulkner.

Dir. Howard Hawks, 1944, 35mm, 100 min.

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