Even at their first meeting, the audacious exchange of sweaty detective and martini-cool Vivian (a scene closely based on the book), the film contrives to discover a level of sexual innuendo and hostile attraction not really grasped by Chandler.
Favorite film couples: Philip & Vivian, The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
So that was once a tree? Hmmm. Petrified forest, eh? Suitable haven for me. Well, perhaps that’s what I’m destined to become, an interesting fossil for future study.
The Petrified Forest (1936) Directed by Archie Mayo
Starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
The difference in height between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman changes throughout the film. This is because Bergman was actually a few inches taller than Bogart, though to create the illusion that it was vice versa, Micheal Curitz had Bogart stand on boxes and sit on pillows in some shots.