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To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 20 January 1945 (USA)
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During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

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Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie "Slim" Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unknown to Lauren Bacall, Howard Hawks had the option to revert to a partial Jules Furthman script which gave some of Bacall's dialogue to another actress should the aspiring actress not work out. It wasn't needed. In fact, shooting continued with Faulkner re-writing scenes to spotlight her character. See more »

Goofs

While on the boat, and just after the exchange of fire, Humphrey Bogart tells Walter Brennan, who is at the helm, to steer the boat at "one sixty." A boat captain would pronounce this "one-six-zero" to avoid confusion with "one sixteen" (pronounced "one-one-six"). See more »

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Title Card: [first lines]
Title Card: Martinique, in the summer of 1940, shortly after the fall of France.
Title Card: Forte de France
Steve: Morning.
Officer at port: Good Morning, Captain Morgan. What can I do for you today?
Steve: Same thing as yesterday.
Officer at port: You and your client wish to make a temporary exit from the port?
Steve: *That* is right.
Officer at port: Name?
Steve: Ha - Harry Morgan.
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How Little We Know
(1944)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Lauren Bacall (uncredited), Hoagy Carmichael (uncredited) and others
Played occasionally in the score and at the end
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There is a reason why...
25 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

... Bogart is held in high esteem for his career of acting. He was just that damn good.

Forget all of the top ten lists, awards, honorable mentions, etc. It's really hard to put a finger on it exactly, but his ability to transform what in a script is a mediocre character with average, even sometimes corny lines, into someone who you always seem to be rooting for - someone who's delivery is always convincing - has to be proof of natural skill.

The interplay between he and Bacall is some of the most unforced, natural acting ever to grace the big screen. And what could be sexier than Bacall's flirting before they kissed? One not to be missed.


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