Dark passage: Vincent Parry, a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife, escapes from San Quentin and sets out to clear his name, but he needs the help of someone he can trust. He finds both help and love in Irene, a San Francisco artist who is convinced he's innocent.Key Largo: A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him.Blood Alley: A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, winds up transporting an entire Chinese village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.Designing woman: An easy-going, unpolished sportswriter and a sophisticated clothing designer meet, fall in love and marry while both are visiting California. When they return to their homes in New York, they decide to live in her plush apartment, and their differences soon emerge.
She was very candid about her own faults - being naive and impatient when young, being involved with Humphrey Bogart while he was still married - which was refreshing. Witnessing Bogart's death through her eyes was heartbreaking. I found myself openly weeping in public while reading.