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‘Dark Passage’ is about the gruelling, unforgiving trek one must make to reach the light

5 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dark Passage

Written by Delmer Daves

Directed by Delmer Daves

U.S.A., 1947

As a pickup truck transporting a collection of large sized barrels leaves San Quentin prison, one of its shipments topples over and rolls down a roadside hill. From it sprouts recently convicted convict Vincent Parry who then perilously makes his way to San Francisco where he plans to uncover the truth about his wife’s murder for which he claims to have been wrongfully accused. It is in San Francisco that Vincent luckily makes the acquaintance of one Irene Jansen (Lauren Bacall), a lonesome woman who, through a few degrees of separation, has ties to Vincent and hopes to assist him in his plight, particularly when a common foe, Madge Rapf (Agnes Moorehead) visits Irene, claiming that Vincent is on the loose and will surely find and kill her as well. With so much heat on his tail, »

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Movie Poster of the Week: The Illustrated Lauren Bacall

21 August 2014 10:18 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

An Italian To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, USA, 1944). Art by Luigi Martinati.

Lauren Bacall, who left us last week after an astonishing 70 years of making movies, was one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a movie screen and the first golden age Hollywood star I ever fell for. With her unmistakeable features—those eyebrows, those lips—she must have been one of the easiest stars to capture in an illustration and thus a gift to poster artists. For most of her career, however, while she was never less than a star, she was rarely a leading lady, playing co-star to her great love Humphrey Bogart in four of her first five movies, then to Charles Boyer, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Gregory Peck and so on. As a result, she rarely appeared solo in posters and is often dwarfed by her male co-stars. »

- Adrian Curry

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Lauren Bacall, Political Activist: She Knew How to Whistle... and Speak Her Mind

20 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lauren Bacall, one of the last links to Hollywood’s Golden Age, died August 12 at 89 in her Upper West Side apartment, 70 years after shooting to stardom in her first film, Howard HawksTo Have and Have Not, opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart. Bacall is best remembered for that film (in which she famously provides instructions about how to whistle) and the three others she made with “Bogie”—The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo—before his untimely death in 1957. But contemporaries also remember her political activism at a time before it was common for celebrities to involve

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TCM Honors Lauren Bacall With 24-Hr Film Marathon Sept. 15 -16

14 August 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lauren Bacall models an Mptf Christmas card in 1951.” Courtesy Mptf

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart.

TCM’s tribute to Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (Et), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday.

Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of cinema,’” said TCM host Robert Osborne. “Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about true star quality – that was Bacall. We are truly blessed to have had her as an integral part of our TCM family.”

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Lauren Bacall to receive movie marathon tribute from TCM

14 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lauren Bacall will receive a movie marathon tribute from TCM.

The cable channel has confirmed that a two-day tribute to the actress - who passed away in New York on Tuesday (August 12) - will air on September 15 and September 16.

Lauren Bacall: 13 classic photos of Hollywood's Golden Age icon

Barbra Streisand remembers Mirror Has Two Faces co-star Lauren Bacall

TCM will air nearly a dozen of the Hollywood icon's most popular films, including The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Dark Passage.

The marathon will begin on Monday, September 15 at 8pm Et with an airing of Private Screenings featuring the actress.

It will be followed by her breakthrough 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, in which she starred with future husband Humphrey Bogart.

The marathon is slated to wrap up on Tuesday, September 16 with Designing Woman at 6pm Et.

TCM's Robert Osborne said in a statement: "Lauren Bacall was a wonderful »

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TCM Remembers Lauren Bacall with 24-Hour Marathon

14 August 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Inevitably, Turner Classic Movies is offering up a tribute to screen icon Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. TCM's 24-hour marathon will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (Et), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday. The tribute will include all four Bacall-Bogart pairings: Howard Hawks classic "To Have and Have Not" (1944), during which she fell in love with her future husband, "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947) and "Key Largo" (1948). TCM will open its remembrance of Bacall's life and career "Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall" (2005), a conversation with Robert Osborne, who said: "Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the 'golden age of cinema. Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about »

- Anne Thompson

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TCM to remember Lauren Bacall with 24-hour film marathon

14 August 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Legendary actress Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. To celebrate her life and Hollywood career, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air a 24-hour marathon of her classic performances, from Sept. 15-16. TCM’s Lauren Bacall tribute marathon will include all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart (To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo), as well as TCM host Robert Osborne’s Private Screenings interview with her. “Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of … Continue reading →

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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall, Sultry Star Of Stage And Screens

14 August 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update August 14: Broadway will go dark: The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Lauren Bacall on Friday, August 15, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute.

One of the leading ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age died today after a stroke. The sultry, fiery Lauren Bacall was 89. MSNBC’s Thomas Robert broke the news in a tweet, and the Bogart estate has confirmed it. She was famous for starring — onscreeen and off — with Humphrey Bogart in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage and Key Largo. In one of Hollywood’s great love stories, they married in 1945 and stayed together until his death in 1957. Four years later she married another acting legend, Jason Robards Jr.; they divorced in 1969.

Related: Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death

Bacall worked in films consistently through the mid-1960s and »

- Erik Pedersen

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Lauren Bacall remembered: A video tribute

13 August 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When she died on Tuesday night, Lauren Bacall left behind an incredible work record—and a mythic Hollywood persona.

While the latter lives on best in rumors and anecdotes, the former is worth revisiting onscreen. Leaping into Hollywood legend with the flick of a match in 1944’s To Have and Have Not, Bacall made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s darkest femme fatales, following up her work with Humphrey Bogart with The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). But Bacall’s work extended well past the golden age of Hollywood to appearances onstage and even guest spots on television. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Remembering Lauren Bacall... and the sexiest movie debut of all time in 'To Have and Have Not'

13 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With her sleepy, seductive eyes and patrician, pack-a-day voice, the actress enters the room of Humphrey Bogart’s world-weary fishing-boat captain, Harry Morgan. She calls him “Steve” even though that is not his name, and offers him money to help him get out of a fix—we get the impression that it’s merely the latest in a long line of fixes resulting from hard luck and muddled politics that Bogie’s character will have to get out of. He stubbornly refuses her offer. Pride and all that. She falls into his lap and plants a kiss on his unexpecting lips. »

- Chris Nashawaty

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Lauren Bacall Appreciation: They Don’t Make Them Like Her Anymore

13 August 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

“Just be careful. She doesn’t suffer fools.” That was the advice a publicist gave me just before they put me on the phone with Lauren Bacall about 20 years ago. She was promoting a TNT movie, The Portrait, and as a writer-producer on The Arsenio Hall Show I had persuaded the powers that be to book her on the show — even if, on the surface, she wasn’t the typical kind of contemporary guest we often had on the show. Quite frankly, I just wanted to meet Lauren Bacall, to just hear that legendary sultry voice on the other end of the phone. So I set about doing the pre-interview and apparently passed the “no fools” test because I found her to be a pussycat.

Related: Lauren Bacall: A Life In Pictures

Still it wasn’t like Arsenio (or even our studio and TV audience) was exactly the kind of fan I was, »

- Pete Hammond

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Hollywood's Golden Age Leading Lady Lauren Bacall Has Died at 89

13 August 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the sudden, tragic suicide of comedian Robin Williams, the hits just keep on coming with news from THR that legendary leading lady Lauren Bacall, frequent co-star and real-life wife of Humphrey Bogart, has passed away at 89 years old. The sultry icon died yesterday morning after suffering a stroke in her home in New York City. Bacall is one of the last actresses still living from Hollywood's golden years, having starred in many classic films. Bacall's romance and career go hand-in-hand as she met Bogart before her first movie, Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not in 1944, when she was 19, and Bogart was 44. Following her first film, she moved on to Graham Greene's Confidential Agent, before reuniting with Bogart again for the classic The Big Sleep, based on Raymond Chandler's novel of the same name. They continued to work together for two more films in a row with Dark Passage, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Movie News: Golden Age Movie Star Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

13 August 2014 5:27 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

New York – She had it all. Just like Bogie and, well, her. Lauren “Betty” Bacall accidentally became a movie actress, but that accident led to stardom, two marriages to famous actors and a long life of award winning performances. The 89-year-old star died of a stroke in New York City on August 12th.

She thought her marriage to Humphrey Bogart – who was 26 years older than her – would be her epitaph, but Bacall had so much more going for her through her career, she forged ahead and established her own identity. In that second act, it was the stage that became her main calling, as she won Tony Awards for her lead performances in “Applause” and “Woman of the Year” on Broadway. Her husky voiced, independent style was broadly appealing, especially in her early co-starring roles with Bogart.

Bogie and Bacall in ‘The Big Sleep

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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

13 August 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Just one day after Robin Williams passed away, another acting legend is now gone, Lauren Bacall. The Oscar-nominated actress suffered a massive stroke at her home and died on Tuesday morning. She was 89 years old. Bacall is best known for her work with her husband Humphrey Bogart in such movies as "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo." She later co-stared in "Sex and the Single Girl" and "Murder on the Orient Express." The actress received only one Oscar nomination for her supporting role in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," but was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 2010. Her latest projects included voice work on "Family Guy" and the Oscar-nominated animated film "Ernest and Celestine." »

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Daily | Lauren Bacall, 1924 – 2014

13 August 2014 2:23 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Lauren Bacall, who has passed away at the age of 89, was, of course, most famous for her marriage to Humphrey Bogart, with whom she made four films: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo. James Agee called her "the toughest girl a piously regenerate Hollywood has dreamed of in a long, long while." Bacall also won two Tonys and worked with Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire, Gregory Peck in Designing Women, June Allyson in Woman’s World and Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier's Dogville. » - David Hudson »

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Lauren Bacall has died, aged 89

12 August 2014 11:41 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89 at her home in New York, after a big-screen career that spanned seven decades. The news was broken by the Bogart estate, with the statement: “With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall.” Perhaps best known for her on-screen partnership with her first husband Humphrey Bogart, Bacall starred in such noir classics as The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Dark Passage. A classic femme fatale, her signature husky...

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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014)

12 August 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary silver screen actress Lauren Bacall has passed away aged 89 after suffering a stroke at her home on Tuesday morning, with the estate of her late husband Humphrey Bogart breaking the news via Twitter.

Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924, she made her Broadway debut in 1942 under the stage name Betty Bacall and became a part-time model before being signed to a seven-year contract by Howard Hawks, who changed her name to Lauren Bacall. She made her feature film debut in 1944′s To Have and Have Not, before appearing alongside Humphrey Bogart for the first time two years later in The Big Sleep.

Bacall would go on to share the screen with Bogart in Dark Passage and Key Largo, while her subsequent films included the likes of How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Women, Sex and the Single Girl, Harper, Murder of the Orient Express, The Shootist and Misery. »

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Lauren Bacall Dead At 89

12 August 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the most iconic figures of Hollywood’s Golden Age is no longer with us. Today, sultry-voiced actress Lauren Bacall died at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke, multiple sources confirm.

Bacall is perhaps best known for her partnership with fellow Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart, both on-screen and off. In 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, Bacall’s first big screen role (and the one in which she delivered her most iconic line: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow”), the sparks between the two ignited one of the film industry’s most enduring love stories. The pair married the next year and went on to star in such 1940s classics as The Big SleepDark Passage and Key Largo, staying together until Bogart’s death in 1957. Bacall was later engaged to Frank Sinatra and married another acting legend, »

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Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Legend, Dies At 89

12 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lauren Bacall, legendary Hollywood Golden Age actress, died on Tuesday at 89.

Lauren Bacall Dies

Bacall reportedly suffered a massive stroke at her New York City apartment, which led to her death, reported CNN.

Bacall’s break came in 1944’s To Have and Have Not in which she played Marie “Slim” Browning opposite Humphrey Bogart’s Harry Morgan. After striking up a romance with Bogart and marrying him the following year, Bacall reunited with him on the big screen in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Bacall and Bogart remained married until his death in 1957.

After her string of performances with her husband, Bacall teamed up with Kirk Douglas in a pair of films – Young Man With a Horn (1950) and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). She went on to costar with Rock Hudson in 1956’s Written on the Wind and with Cary Grant in 1957’s Designing Women. She also »

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Lauren Bacall Passes Away at Age 89

12 August 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lauren Bacall passed away at the age of 89 today, after suffering a massive stroke in her Manhattan, New York home. The news was first reported by MSNBC reporter Thomas Roberts, which was confirmed by the estate of her late first husband, Humphrey Bogart, on their official Twitter feed.

Breaking News - actress Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89 according to my source who is connected with friends & family.

Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) August 12, 2014

Lauren Bacall 89 passed after suffering massive stroke. According to my source she arrived unresponsive this morning at hospital w/dnr order

Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) August 13, 2014

With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall. pic.twitter.com/B8ZJnZtKhN

— BogartEstate (@HumphreyBogart) August 12, 2014

Born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, Lauren Bacall became an overnight star with her role as Marie "Slim" Browning in 1944's To Have and Have Not, »

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