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An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

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Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to strained finances, he is none too careful as to whom he does business with. Real trouble erupts when Harry hires out his boat to transport four men who turn out to be criminals on the lam from a racetrack heist. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A guy who had nothing to sell but guts! See more »


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6 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Illdåd ombord  »

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Finnish certificate censorship # 33288 delivered on 6-3-1951 (K-16, 120m cut). See more »

Quotes

Harry Morgan: You know, my wife dyed her hair.
Leona Charles: Coincidentally I've been thinking of letting mine grow out. Speaking of coincidences, I live in Number Seven. My friends just kick the door open.
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I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
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This Is The Hemingway Story That Works On the Big Screen!
11 March 2012 | by (Richmond, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I didn't think there existed such a movie, but I was wrong, though earlier versions of this same story, Key Largo and To Have and Have Not also were pretty good. Nothing else Hemingway wrote really translated well to the big screen, not The Snows of Kilamanjaro, not For Whom the Bell Tolls, not The Old Man and the Sea, not The Sun Also Rises nor A Farewell to Arms. All movies from those novels are terrible bores in my opinion and if you look them up here in the IMDb, the ratings these movies got bear me out. But this movie with John Garfield playing luckless boat captain Harry Morgan with the two female leads played by Patricia Neal as the likable, attractive, world wise, cynical whore and Phylis Thaxter as his loving but insecure plain wife who loves him more than as she says she could love any other man on this earth were both terrific. So you want to see a really good movie with a story written by Ernest Hemingway and like me, you think no such thing exists? See this movie!


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