The Bogart and Bacall Collection

1948
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of four classic features starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. In 'To Have and Have Not' (1944) Harry Morgan (Bogart) is an American running a fishing boat on Martinique, reluctant to get involved with the wartime battles between the Nazis and the Free French Movement. However, his attitude is challenged when he meets and falls in love with the precocious young Marie (Bacall). 'The Big Sleep' (1946) follows private detective Philip Marlowe (Bogart) as he agrees to rid a wealthy family of a blackmailer who is threatening the younger daughter, and soon falls in love with the elder sister Vivian (Bacall). 'Dark Passage' (1947) is the story of Vincent (Bogart), who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. He escapes from prison and takes refuge with a beautiful young woman named Irene (Bacall) while he has his face altered by plastic surgery. Finally, in 'Key Largo' (1948) Frank McCloud (Bogart) is staying at a run-down hotel on an isolated Florida island when it is taken over by a gangster and his entourage, on the run from deportation. An impending hurricane gives McCloud the opportunity and courage to take things in hand and lure the gangster to his death.