Turner Classic Movies
When Bogie Met Bacall & Widescreen Wonders
Written by Diana Saenger   

to_have_and_have_not.jpgTO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944) on Blu-ray Howard Hawks' masterpiece, loosely adapted from the Hemingway novel with an assist from fellow Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, still scorches the screen thanks to the sparks palpably sizzling off its two leads, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their first pairing. Freshly-minted screen siren Bacall - still in her teens - matches Bogie's bravado scene for scene lending an air of bemusement to Hawks' sinewy cinema masterstroke. Harry 'Steve' Morgan (Bogart) runs a boat in Martinique, now under Vichy control. When Harry encounters chanteuse Marie 'Slim' Browning (Bacall), he starts a spiral that leads him from pickpocketing to smuggling and finally, heroism. To Have and Have Not's new 2016 master is nothing short of a passport straight to the movie houses of 1944 - and maybe more so. With Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael and Dolores Moran.






wastealing_home_1988_270.jpg Mark Harmon stars in this bittersweet coming-of-knowledge tale, written and directed by Steven Kampmann & Will Aldis. Summoned home by a sudden and shocking death, burnout ballplayer Billy Wyatt must sort for sense through his memories - especially those of his babysitter, Katie (Jodie Foster). 16x9 Widescreen





wa_in_country_1989.jpgBruce Willis breaks his charming rogue casting mold with this powerful, understated performance as a reclusive Vietnam vet struggling to help his headstrong niece (Emily Lloyd) with memories of the father she never knew. Memories that force him to revisit a war he is trying to forget. Directed by Norman Jewison. 16x9 Widescreen




wa_doc_hollywood_1991_270.jpg (1991) Michael J. Fox stars as an unlikeable med school graduate whose dreams of Beverly Hills avarice are undone by small town charms. Following a car crash in the "Squash Capital of the South," the young plastic surgeon-to-be must perform community medical service for the local yokels - and it's quite the collection - but who will heal who? With Woody Harrelson, David Ogden Stiers and Bridget Fonda. 16x9 Widescreen





waborn_to_be_wild_1995.jpgThis very 90s coming-of-age comedy drama mashes up the primate pal, kids on the run, road and teen genres to come up with a tale of a boy and his gorilla. Katie, a three year old sign-language fluent gorilla gets penned up as a sideshow attraction by her former owner (Peter Boyle) forcing her friend Rick (Will Horneff) to break her out and go on the lam. 16x9 Widescreen





wa_my_fellow_americans_1996.jpgJack Lemmon and James Garner star as a pair of ex-Presidents forced to become conspiracy crackers in this buoyant crime comedy political thriller. Thanks to the current Commander-In-Chief (Dan Ackroyd), the pair ditch their compromised handlers and must learn to stand together, lest they - and the nation - hang apart. Directed by Peter Segal. 16x9 Widescreen




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