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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Lucy Morgan
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Amelia Morgan
Donna Jo Boyce ...
Connie Morgan
Victor Sen Yung ...
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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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In April 1967, director Sam Peckinpah told a Los Angeles Times interviewer "This may surprise you, but I admire Michael Curtiz. Especially THE BREAKING POINT, with Phyllis Thaxter and John Garfield." See more »

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Concho: You know, the heaviest thing in the world's a dead man. You ever lift a dead man before?
Harry Morgan: Sure, plenty of times... not many friends though.
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Version of The Gun Runners (1958) See more »

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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Music by Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Patricia Neal in the bar
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Great and Underrated Garfield Movie
23 January 2006 | by (Concord, California United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie in the last week at a recent Film Noir Festival here in San Francisco. Garfield owns this role as a down on his luck captain of his boat. He is willing to take shady deals to make money for him and keep his family (his two young daughters) with money. His wife played by Phyllis Thaxter gives a fine turn as a wife and mother. Patricia Neal is smooth and dangerous in her role as a two timing blonde broad. The daughters that played the kids were effective and smart like their ages were depicted. Garfield's mate Wesley Park was very good in his role of Garfiled's suffering partner. The reptilian role of the attorney was convincing and nasty. The final minutes of the movie had me choked up with the performances from Garfield and Thaxter. Another great movie by Michael Curtiz. Why isn't this movie on DVD?


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