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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)
Jules Furthman (screen play) ...
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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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User Reviews:
Whistling On Martinique See more (138 total) »

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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the source novel and the script were written by 2 Nobel Prize winners (Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner), most of the dialog was actually improvised by the cast.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Frenchy takes Capt Morgan to the cellar to remove a bullet, Frenchy unlocks the cellar door and promptly relocks it after they enter the cellar. A few minutes later, Slim comes down the stairs in the cellar with the first aid kit and the hot water. Frenchy has been in the room with the wounded man all this time and couldn't have unlocked the cellar door.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:
Spoofed in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Limehouse BluesSee more »

FAQ

Did Andy Williams dub Lauren Bacall's singing voice in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT?
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31 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Whistling On Martinique, 30 October 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The screen adaption of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not enjoys its place in cinematic history because it is the first screen teaming of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Turns out to have been a personal milestone for the both of them as well.

I was watching my VHS copy of To Have and Have Not today and included was the movie trailer and in it Warner Brothers announced it was introducing two exciting new screen personalities, Lauren Bacall and Dolores Moran. Ms. Moran was pretty enough and gave a nice performance as the wife of the resistance leader, but some careers take off and some don't. Didn't hurt Lauren that she married her leading man either.

The location of our story is Martinique right after the fall of France in 1940. As a French colonial possession Martinique fell into the hands of the Vichy collaborationist government. They didn't get free of them until 1943, months after the Germans occupied all of France in November of 1942.

Humphrey Bogart is an expatriate American along the lines of his Richard Blaine character in Casablanca. He doesn't own a swank nightclub, he's just got a charter fishing boat that lives on and runs with an alcoholic pal, Walter Brennan. But like in Casablanca, a shooting in a nightclub of his client Walter Sande gets him involved with the local Vichy police and the politics of the island.

It also gets him involved with Lauren Bacall who's just looking for a way to get back to the USA. She's not above a little light fingered action to help herself, but all that does is get her introduced to Bogey. And their sizzling scenes made cinematic history.

To Have and Have Not is fortunate to have the presence of Hoagy Carmichael one of the greatest musical talents America ever produced. He plays Cricket, the club piano player and he sings and plays Hong Kong Blues one of his greatest songs. Hoagy also wrote for this film, How Little We Know, which Bacall sings for her supper.

Dan Seymour and Sheldon Leonard play a couple of especially smarmy Vichy police officials. They have the upper hand until the very end when tables get turned rather suddenly. The only two film I've ever seen something turn that quickly is John Ford's Wagonmaster and the Richard Widmark police drama, Madigan. You can only push Bogey just so far.

Even in revivals today when Lauren Bacall tells Bogey all he need do is whistle and she'll come running, the whistles of affection will go up in theater. As well they should.

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