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Old 03-25-2018, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by FryeDwight View Post
Will have to see if my copy has the 1945 version. Have always enjoyed this very much...the sharp dialog, the seedy aspects covered up by the Code and one of Bogie's best turns, almost as good as 1941's THE MALTESE FALCON.
The main reason for the retakes was to improve Bacall's performances, adding more back-and-forth with Bogart, bumping off the success of Bogy/Bacall's "To Have and Have Not" (1944). The studio wanted her to get a good review, as prior reviews said her acting was wooden.

They also dubbed Bacall saying her sister was home, where she would otherwise be incorrect.

Some say the '45 version's plot, of which 18 mins were cut, was more coherent, but it's not likely to matter because motives and character backgrounds are so thin.

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