Casablanca: This Bogart-Bergman classic mixes varied themes & genres to create a heady cocktail of classical Hollywood entertainment

Casablanca(1942) is undoubtedly the most beloved American motion picture ever made. With a dream cast top lined by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and a crew led by eminent director Michael Curtiz and producer Hal B. Wallis and an endlessly quotable script designed by more than five writers, the movie’s genius lay in its ability … Continue reading Casablanca: This Bogart-Bergman classic mixes varied themes & genres to create a heady cocktail of classical Hollywood entertainment

The African Queen: John Huston brings together Bogart, Hepburn and the wild African landscape to create the ultimate romantic adventure

The African Queen(1951), starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, was director John Huston's adaption of C.S.Forester's 1935 novel of the same name. The film had one of the most difficult shoots in movie history, but it resulted in one of the most endearing romantic adventure films of all time, with Bogart winning an Oscar for … Continue reading The African Queen: John Huston brings together Bogart, Hepburn and the wild African landscape to create the ultimate romantic adventure

The Big Sleep: Howard Hawks’ steamy Noir classic is an eternal cinematic monument to the love between Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart co-starred with his beloved wife Lauren Bacall as the iconic detective, Philip Marlowe, in Howard Hawks' 1946 film adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep. “Bogart can be tough without a gun,Also he has a sense of humor that contains the grating undertone of contempt. [Alan] Ladd is hard, bitter and occasionally charming, but … Continue reading The Big Sleep: Howard Hawks’ steamy Noir classic is an eternal cinematic monument to the love between Bogart and Bacall

The Treasure of Sierra Madre: Humphrey Bogart at his greatest in John Huston’s gritty masterpiece

The Treasure of Sierra Madre(1948), starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston, is Director John Huston's greatest film; a Noir-Western or a Neo-Western that explored themes of avarice, temperance and self-destruction, it is an extremely gritty and violent film for its time and won Oscars for the (father & son) Huston duo. Fred C. Dobbs, a name … Continue reading The Treasure of Sierra Madre: Humphrey Bogart at his greatest in John Huston’s gritty masterpiece

To Have and Have Not : 75 years since they hooked up, The chemistry between Bogart & Bacall still sizzles the screen.

A tribute to Howard Hawks' classic film To Have and Have Not that is celebrating it's 75th anniversary. The film marked the debut of Lauren Bacall and set the stage for her romance and marriage to Humphrey Bogart.     You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - … Continue reading To Have and Have Not : 75 years since they hooked up, The chemistry between Bogart & Bacall still sizzles the screen.

The Maltese Falcon: John Huston’s seminal detective film noir turned Humphrey Bogart into an icon of cool

John Huston's directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon(1941), is a trendsetting private eye\Noir classic that turned Humphrey Bogart, who played the role of  P.I. Sam Spade, into an Icon. It's a cold December night(or rather early morning) in San Francisco. The windows in Private detective Sam Spade's bedroom is open and we see cool breeze rustling … Continue reading The Maltese Falcon: John Huston’s seminal detective film noir turned Humphrey Bogart into an icon of cool