Posted by: ckckred | August 17, 2014

What is Your Favorite Lauren Bacall Role?

Lauren Bacall

Sadly, this week we lost one of Hollywood’s most iconic starlets, Lauren Bacall.  The famed actress had starred in a great number of classic pictures, including The Big SleepThe Dark Passage, and To Have or Have Not, her debut.  In all three of those film, she starred alongside Humphrey Bogart, whom she eventually married.  Along with Bogart, she also bravely fought against McCarthy during the Hollywood blacklisting of the 1950s.  In the following decades she had less and less roles (though she was nominated for an Oscar in The Mirror Has Two Faces and had a cameo in The Sopranos), but remained a Hollywood legend.

A great talent like Bacall comes once in a lifetime.  So for this week’s question, I thought I’d ask what’s your favorite Bacall role?  I think I would say Key Largo; it was the first movie I saw her in and I still remember the picture well.  But what about you?


  1. Gotta be The Big Sleep for me; she’s electrifying opposite Bogart.

    • It’s a great picture no doubt. Just read the book for the first time last week and I’m hoping to see the movie again.

  2. I just watched To Have and Have Not a couple of weeks ago; that takes it for me because of her famous line. I’ve seen Key Largo and The Big Sleep as well and she’s just as good.

    • Both Key Largo and The Big Sleep are great pictures. I haven’t seen To Have or Have Not though, I need to watch that.

  3. Key Largo.

    • Agree, a fantastic picture and one where Bacall really shines.

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