Bogart and Bacall, my all time favorite on-screen couple! Utterly enchanting chemistry. The music scenes are so lovely - Cricket and Slim, what a duo! Bacall's gown in the last scene, stunning. Her smoky eyes and sultry voice are so intoxicating. I think I'm in love. "I'm hard to get, Steve. All you have to do is ask me."
Classic Hawks that has a space in film history if only for the incendiary debut performance by Lauren Bacall that burns the screen alongside an obviously smitten Bogart. Based on a Hemingway this is basically another stab at 'Casablanca' that is successful due to sharp direction and game performances. Walter Brennan and an undervalued Dolores Moran add to the fun. '....Anybody got a match?....'