This film was based on an Ernest Hemingway story idea. It also had William Faulkner as a co-writer of the screenplay. Even with this strong pedigree, the movie disappointed me. It basically just felt like an attempt to recapture the magic of Casablanca, made just two years earlier.
This was also Lauren Bacall's first film role. She and Bogart met on set and got married soon after. I did love the famous scene when Bogart asks her if she knows how to whistle to which she replies, "You just put your lips together and blow." I didn't particularly care for the 700 times that Bogart referred to her as Slim though. Stupid.
Directed by Howard Hawks
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