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Is 1945's "To Have and Have Not" really a film noir? Well, you got your Bogey and Becall, your Hawks, your Hemmingway and Falkner and even your Hoagy Carmichael. Let's check the dialogue: "Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." Oh, yeah, film noir.


El sueño eterno. Un general millonario y excéntrico tiene dos hijas que están involucradas en asuntos más bien turbios. Por esta razón, llama al detective privado Philip Marlowe, para que le ayude a solucionar sus problemas familiares. Marlowe comienza a investigar, pero descubre que cada uno de los problemas se ramifica, y el caso se convierte en una auténtica maraña.

from We Had Faces Then

Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (Howard...

The role that started Bogie and Bacall: Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944

from New Republic

Feel-Good Noir

À Beira do Abismo - The Big Sleep (1946) Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart - Director: Howard Hawks

from AlloCiné

L'Impossible Monsieur Bébé

Directed by Howard Hawks Produced by Cliff Reid Howard Hawks Written by Dudley Nichols Hagar Wilde Starring Katharine Hepburn Cary Grant Charles Ruggles Walter Catlett May Robson Fritz Feld Music by Roy Webb Jimmy McHugh Release date(s) February 1938