From Reel Love to Real Love
| To Have and Have Not (1944)|
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
This tedious, Neo-Realist film almost ruined Ingrid Bergman when the news that she was leaving her family to carry out an affair (and shortly thereafter, have a child) with the Roman moviemaker shocked a morality-conscious America. The rambling movie, which casts Bergman as a refugee wife, was boycotted stateside, leaving the regal Swedish beauty to completely rebuild her career. As one friend observed about Stromboli, "What [Roberto] was really interested in was capturing Ingrid not so much to make a film, but for love."