SYNOPSIS: Help the Free French? Not world-weary Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart). But he changes his mind when a sultry siren named Marie asks, "Anybody got a match?" That red-hot match is Bogart and 19 year-old Lauren Bacall in her acting debut. Full of intrigue and racy banter (certain whistling instructions) this thriller excites further interest for what it has and has not . Cannily directed by Howard Hawks and smartly written by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman, it doesn't have much similarity to Ernest Hemingway's novel. And it strongly resembles 'Casablanca' French resistance fighters, a bluesy piano man (Hoagy Carmichael) and a Martinique bar like Rick's Cafe Americaine. But foremost, it has Bogart and Bacall, carrying on with a passion that smoulders from the tips of their cigarettes clear through to their souls.
ABOUT THE DVD: This is a release by WARNER HOME VIDEO for the UK market (Region 2 PAL format - which will play on all standard DVD players in the UK and the rest of Europe - buyers outside of Europe will need a multi-region player in order to view it) - The film is presented in its original BLACK & WHITE and FULL SCREEN format (1.37:1 aspect ratio) and runs for a total of 96 minutes - the AUDIO is the original ENGLISH language and MONO (there is also an Italian dubbed soundtrack on the disc) - SUBTITLES are in English, English for Hearing Impaired, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, Romanian and Arabic - SPECIAL FEATURES are an all-new 'Making Of' featurette 'A LOVE STORY: THE STORY OF TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT' * Vintage Merrie Melodies Cartoon 'BACALL TO ARMS' and the film's original Theatrical Trailer.