“You Know How to Whistle, Don't You Steve?”: Remembering Lauren Bacall's Greatest Scene. American actress Lauren Bacall, circa 1950. Lauren Bacall, the legendary actress whose husky voice was a staple of Hollywood's golden age, passed away Tuesday.
In respect to this, do you know how do you whistle?
“If you want me, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." (as Marie 'Slim' Browning in To Have and Have Not)”
Beside above, why does Lauren Bacall call Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not?
“To Have and Have Not” and the Story Behind Steve. Dear M.: No story, really, except that director Howard Hawks wanted to set up an unusual rapport between Bogart and Bacall so she had her call him Steve. He, in turn, called her Slim, which was the nickname of Hawks's wife at the time.
What is the movie To Have and Have Not about?
In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.
Do you know how do you whistle Steve?
Oh, maybe just whistle.” Then: “You know how to whistle, don't you Steve? You just put your lips together, and blow.” Bacall leaves, and it feels like a tornado has slipped out of the room.