Because of Bacall’s passing, I think I will screen “To Have and Have Not” in my Film 1 class at LBCC. Besides the fact that the film doesn’t have an urban setting (it’s set on the exotic island of Martinique — substituting for Hemmingway’s Cuba) it possesses all the stylistic elements of a noir. (Trailer is attached to my January post.)
I checked out Dark Passage (’47)… The only Bogie/Bacall pairing I hadn’t seen, and the first-person perspective camera from Bogart’s POV is dizzying and very strange. In fact, he doesn’t really even appear in the film until about an hour in! Daring, but very uneven.