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To Have and Have Not -- Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart is a Martinique charter boat skipper who gets mixed up with beautiful Lauren Bacall and underground French resistance operatives during WWII.
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Director:
Writers:
Ernest Hemingway (novel)
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Release Date:
20 January 1945 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
At Last! Bogart makes love his kind of woman ! See more »
Plot:
During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Harry Morgan

Walter Brennan ... Eddie

Lauren Bacall ... Marie 'Slim' Browning
Dolores Moran ... Mme. Hellene de Bursac

Hoagy Carmichael ... Cricket

Sheldon Leonard ... Lt. Coyo
Walter Szurovy ... Paul de Bursac (as Walter Molnar)

Marcel Dalio ... Gerard aka Frenchy

Walter Sande ... Johnson
Dan Seymour ... Capt. M. Renard
Aldo Nadi ... Renard's Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Audrey Armstrong ... Dancer (uncredited)
Juliette Ball ... Black Woman (uncredited)

Joy Barlow ... (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Quartermaster (uncredited)
James Burross ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Guide (uncredited)
Louise Clark ... Waitress (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Cashier (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Sailor (uncredited)
Fred Dosch ... Gaulist (uncredited)
Alphonse DuBois ... Bit (uncredited)
Elzie Emanuel ... Black Child (uncredited)
Fred Farrell ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Lance Fuller ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Harold Garrison ... Black Child (uncredited)
Janette Grae ... Rosalie (uncredited)
Suzette Harbin ... Waitress (uncredited)
Margaret Hathaway ... Waitress (uncredited)
Frank Johnson ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Hal Kelly ... Detective (uncredited)
Sir Lancelot ... Horatio - Crewman (uncredited)
Keith Lawrence ... Flirtatious Frenchman (uncredited)
Oscar Loraine ... Bartender (uncredited)

Paul Marion ... Beauclere - Gaulist (uncredited)
Maurice Marsac ... Gaulist (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Gaulist (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Chef at Marquis Hotel (uncredited)
Gussie Morris ... Waitress (uncredited)
Kanza Omar ... Waitress (uncredited)
Jack Passin ... Flirtatious Frenchman (uncredited)

Ron Randell ... Naval Ensign (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Civilian (uncredited)
Margaret Savage ... Waitress (uncredited)
Patricia Shay ... Mrs. Beauclere (uncredited)
Milton Shockley ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Emmett Smith ... Emil - Bartender (uncredited)
George Sorel ... French Officer (uncredited)

George Suzanne ... Gaulist (uncredited)
Marguerita Sylva ... Cashier (uncredited)
Roger Valmy ... Flirtatious Frenchman (uncredited)
Pat West ... Bartender (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Gaulist (uncredited)
Edith Wilson ... Black Woman (uncredited)
Jack Winslowe ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Hawks 
 
Writing credits
Ernest Hemingway (novel "To Have and Have Not")

Jules Furthman (screen play) and
William Faulkner (screen play)

Cleve F. Adams  uncredited
Whitman Chambers  uncredited

Produced by
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
Howard Hawks .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (director of photography) (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Christian Nyby (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Charles Novi 
 
Set Decoration by
Casey Roberts (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Joe Stinton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Edith Westmore .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... unit manager (uncredited)
Eric Stacey .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Klegman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Russell Llewellyn .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Don Siegel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John More .... props (uncredited)
Keefe O'Malley .... assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
Gerald W. Alexander .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Edward Ullman .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Robert G. Wayne .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Davidson .... special effects director
Rex Wimpy .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Detlefsen .... matte paintings (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
George Suzanne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Addington .... best boy (uncredited)
Paul Burnett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mike Joyce .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
Lou Molina .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roy Dumont .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Mary Riley .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Guy Villemin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Charles David Forrest .... music mixer (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louis Comien .... technical advisor
Meta Carpenter .... script clerk (uncredited)
Frederick De Cordova .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Lance Fuller .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (A Howard Hawks Production)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (TV rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 (1985) | Finland:K-16 (1945) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1947) | South Korea:12 (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (uncut) | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #10052)

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Trivia:
Howard Hawks gave John Huston the climax (a shootout on a boat) that he was unable to fit into the end of this film. Huston used this in Key Largo (1948) as he had been having difficulties coming up with a satisfactory ending.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The scene showing the patrol boat firing at Morgan's boat, the machine gun is not recoiling, the bolt is not moving nor is there any gun smoke. This type of MG the bolt would recoil after every fired cartridge and would cause the whole gun to have some recoil effect. The gunner was just standing there, he would have to move his fingers or thumbs to fire the gun.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sole Survivor (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Rhumba JumpsSee more »

FAQ

Did Andy Williams dub Lauren Bacall's singing voice in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT?
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42 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Only the Names are Retained., 7 April 2005
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) from Deming, New Mexico, USA

It's kind of like "Sex and the Single Girl" or "What You've Always Wanted to Know About Sex." The titles are familiar or engaging enough to justify building a complete story from scratch. (See also, "The Best of Sex and Violence," which is the greatest title ever dreamed up, far superior to, say, "Henry IV, Part Two.") The novel opens and closes with slam bang action scenes and there isn't much in between to draw us to the characters. One-armed guys can be good heroes or villains, but not heroes who lose.

The story is that Howard Hawks and Hemingway were having drinks and that Hawks claimed he could take even Hemingway's lousiest novel and make a successful movie out of it. They agreed that "To Have And Have Not" was about the lousiest and the bet was made. Evidently Furthman threw the contents of the novel out of the window except for the general Caribbean setting, Harry Morgan's occupation as skipper, and the names of some of the characters.

It's doubtful that Hawks truly enjoyed himself during the shooting. He had a habit of hiring delicious young women for his movies and then, well, then bonding with them. In this case, he had his eye on Bacall, who was 18 years old, but she bonded with Bogart instead. Hawks also had a habit of avoiding actors who stole his women and punishing the women too, so it was Bogart's next-to-last film with Hawks. It wasn't the first time. In Kirk Douglas's movie with Hawks, the actor stole Elizabeth Threatt, a major masochist, who came like water and like the wind she went. And it was good-bye to both John Ireland and Joanne Dru after "Red River." Poor Hawks.

The writers, which evidently included Jules Furthman and William Faulkner, built up a story that sizzled with sexuality at the time of its release but seems like of loose-limbed, gangly, and amusing today. (The oft-parodied scene in which Bacall tells Bogart how to whistle -- "You just put your lips together -- and blow.") Hawks had an affinity for boy's adventure book values. You know, a man rediscovers his pride or sobriety and overcomes his demons and whatnot. It's pretty lowbrow stuff unless you want to get into conjectural homoerotic themes. But Hawks had a solid sense of humor too. He had a tendency to rework scenes so that they had gag lines in them or amusing bits of business. This one has its funny moments too, as well as a bit of action.

None of it is either gripping or believable but it's fun to watch. Bogart and Bacall really hit it off on screen. Her movements are so languorous. She hunches over a bit when she walks, like some tall women do. And her voice -- it's down there in the subwoofer range. At the end, when she and Bogie and Walter Brennan walk out of the bar, Hoagy Carmichael plays a lively little tune and Bacall does a sort of shimmy that must have sent shivers up the male spines of 1944.

While I think of it, I'll give an example of what I meant by "amusing bits of business." The scene -- a French patriot must have a bullet extracted from his shoulder by Bogart. Several people stand around watching tensely. As Bogart probes the bullet hole, another beautiful woman, who Bacall is jealous of, faints to the floor. Bacall is administering ether from a spray can and Bogart tells her to fan the fumes away from the bed or they'll all be out. When Bacall notices that no one is watching her, she hastily fans the gas down towards the body of her unconscious rival. It isn't much, just a second or two, but it adds to our understanding of what's going on and is meanly funny.

Not Hawks' best but enjoyable viewing.

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