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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

To Be or Be Not 

To Have and Have Not (1944), what a silly title. It's a weak excuse for movie, like Casablanca, a lot of bunk imposed on an important director and a talented cast. I bet Humphrey Bogart despised all the movies he made in that period.

Something I hadn't noticed before: the part of "Frenchy" (a bizarre name for someone who lives on a French island) is played by Marcel Dalio, who had a central role in La Règle du Jeu. He was one of those actors who are so well known that they get to be listed by surname alone.

People should quit saying that Lauren Bacall's singing voice was dubbed by Andy Williams. It was dubbed by Hoagy Carmichael.


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