John Wayne’s Leading Ladies: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall: Blood Alley

Lauren Bacall captive audiences in To Have and To Have Not and Dark Passage, but in 1955 she brought her allure to John Wayne. Smart and seductive, Lauren Bacall makes it easy to see her appeal as Cathy in Blood Alley. As their budding romance blossoms, the ongoing dialogue between their characters strengthens the realness of the connection between them. Bacall and Wayne’s easygoing chemistry can be seen once again in the 1976 film, The Shootist.