SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part IX. Right before Slim (Lauren Bacall) is to perform with Cricket (Hoagy Carmichael), she needs a drink to take off the edge.

In the first instance where a cocktail is ordered rather than a straight spirit, Slim orders a Scotch and Soda.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part VIII. After Captain Renard tries to get the story of the smuggled resistance fighters from Eddie (Walter Brennan) through getting Eddie drunk, Eddie laughs off the experience. As if they don’t know that he won’t say anything no matter how much booze they give him. 

Again, Brennan steals the scene as the lovable rummy Eddie.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part VII. True to her word, Slim (Lauren Bacall) procures a bottle. While Harry (Humphrey Bogart) mixes drinks, they get into a personal conversation that as you can tell ends up with Slim storming out. 

The bottle makes a back and forth trip between Slim and Harry’s room before they iron out their differences. 

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part VI. After the dust settles from the shootout at the hotel bar, Slim and Harry decide to have another drink. Harry takes her to the Bar du Zombie which is quite the happening place. 

When he is asked by the bartender what he would like to drink, Harry realizes that he has had all of his money impounded by Captain Renard (Dan Seymour). Slim says she’ll handle the drinks, while Harry heads on back to the hotel

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part V. While Harry meets with the French resistance in his hotel room, Eddie (Walter Brennan) stumbles on in. His dialogue has to be some of the best rationalization for drinking I have ever heard. Bogart’s smiles and smirks just make the dialogue and scene even better. 

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part IV. Slim (Lauren Bacall) makes her debut in this scene, making contact with Harry (Humphrey Bogart) in the hotel bar. While Cricket (Hoagy Carmichael) entertains the crowd, Slim sits with Johnson (Walter Sande) enjoying a few drinks.

Johnson has the look on his face as if he didn’t know where his drink went. It went down too fast. Its happened to all of us. LOL. Meanwhile Slim and Harry burn up the screen as they can’t keep their eyes off of each other.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part III. After an unsuccesful afternoon of fishing on Harry’s (Humphrey Bogart) boat, he and Johnson (Walter Sande) head back to the hotel bar for a drink. Bourbon for Johnson and a Rum for Morgan. 

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1944) Part II. While Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall take center stage in this movie, in my opinion, the character Eddie (Walter Brennan) steals the show. Eddie seems to be perpetually drunk and has some amazing lines later in the movie. Here we are introduced to Eddie, as Harry Morgan’s (Humprey Bogart) first mate.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies Presents To Have and Have Not (1934) Part I. Before I go into the booze references in the movie (and there are certainly a few) I wanted to pay my respects to the recently deceased Lauren Bacall. 

It is amazing to think that this was her debut role at the age of 19. The steamy looks she gives Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) just sizzle on the screen all these many years later. And the little dance at the end of the flick? Ay-yay-yay. 

Rest in Peace. Enjoy meeting up with Bogey in the ever after.