Posted on 3/24/11 03:53 PM
Bogart, for whatever reason, heads to the island of Martinique in the Carribean and is accompanied by his drunken friend (Walter Brennan in perhaps his finest role). There he gets mixed up with a bunch of thugs who are terrorizing the island city and with the intriguing and delicious Lauren Bacall (in her debut performance). History is made. The film is based on an apparently bad novel by Ernest Hemingway, which was heavily critisized by the director of this film, Howard Hawks. They worked on it together and created an ultra gorgeous film. Sensational! The acting is flawless, it is entertaining, fascinating, sexy, and initiated one of the most infamous Hollywood marriages of all time: Bacall and Bogart. This is one of many reasons why these two actors are my favourites. Brennan is hilarious as a drunk ("Ever been stung by a dead bee?"). One of the best films of all cast members and crew involved.