What movie is this shot from?
April 13, 2007 1:31 PM   Subscribe

What movie is depicted in this picture on IBM's home page?

It looks like Gary Cooper there, but I don't recognize anyone else, and who's the dame?
posted by dammitjim to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She looks like a young Lauren Bacall to me, but I could be mistaken.
posted by cerebus19 at 1:42 PM on April 13, 2007

I want to say it's a preston sturges flickr but I am not sure...
posted by krautland at 1:51 PM on April 13, 2007

That is Lauren Bacall, and the man is Robert Ryan. Unless I'm mistaken, they never appeared in a movie together, so that photo is a composite. She is very young there, and in that actual still she's looking at Humphrey Bogart, not Robert Ryan.
posted by iconomy at 1:52 PM on April 13, 2007

The IMDb confirms that Ryan and Bacall never worked together. I think iconomy is right, both in that the man looks like Robert Ryan and that the photo is a composite.
posted by cerebus19 at 2:01 PM on April 13, 2007

I wonder. It does look a lot like Lauren Bacall, but somehow I don't think it's her. For one thing, Bacall is pretty tall, that woman looks not so tall. Bacall also has sharper-edged features, IMO.

I'm wondering if it might be Veronica Lake. Possible movie: The Blue Dahlia, with Alan Ladd. Never seen it, just a stab in the dark.
posted by adamrice at 2:14 PM on April 13, 2007

It looks like a young Lauren Bacall to me, as well.
posted by ericb at 2:20 PM on April 13, 2007

It's a still from the 1952 Nick Ray movie, On Dangerous Ground.
posted by hydatius at 2:30 PM on April 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

[And to answer the second question, the woman is Cleo Moore].
posted by hydatius at 2:39 PM on April 13, 2007

Never heard of her. Did you recognize the scene, hydatius?
posted by iconomy at 2:46 PM on April 13, 2007

Yeah. I had to use IMDb to dig out her name though. It's a very good film, but I hadn't seen it for a long while.
posted by hydatius at 2:52 PM on April 13, 2007

Well done. Thanks, kids.
posted by dammitjim at 3:05 PM on April 13, 2007

Here's a still of Cleo Moore in On Dangerous Ground; same blouse and haircut. Another still, of Robert Ryan.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:08 PM on April 13, 2007

Wow. Score one for hydatius.
posted by adamrice at 3:14 PM on April 13, 2007

Score two for hydatius. Total coolness. Even my mom, the undisputed queen of 40s and 50s movies trivia, has never heard of Cleo Moore.

And I was positive that I actually owned a photograph of Lauren Bacall wearing that sweater.
posted by iconomy at 4:13 PM on April 13, 2007

My favorite Robert Ryan movie is Bad Day at Black Rock. It's got an unbelievable cast with Spencer Tracy, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger and Arlene Francis. It was nominated for three Oscars, I just noticed.
posted by wsg at 11:33 PM on April 13, 2007

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