TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Lauren Bacall
Bogart is a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is his lone ally, and the chemistry between the leads is undeniable. Agnes Moorehead plays a supporting role as a venomous harpy in Delmer Daves' stylish film noir thriller.
Outside, a hurricane swells. Inside, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) holds hotel owner Nora Temple (Bacall), her invalid father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) and ex-GI Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) at gunpoint in this John Huston classic.
Merchant Marine Capt. Tom Wilder (John Wayne) pursues Red Chinese and braves dangerous waters to steer a boatload of refugees and a doctor's daughter (Bacall) along a 300-mile waterway to freedom's shores. William A. Wellman directs.
After covering a gold tournament in Los Angeles, sportswriter Mike Hagen (Gregory Peck) returns to his New York home with a tan and a fashion designer wife (Bacall) he barely knows. Romantic pitfalls abound in this Oscar winning, Vincent Minnelli directed comedy.