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To Have and Have Not (1944)

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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.


Howard Hawks


Ernest Hemingway (novel), Jules Furthman (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
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 Walter Szurovy ... Paul de Bursac (as Walter Molnar)
Marcel Dalio ... Gerard aka Frenchy
Walter Sande ... Johnson
Dan Seymour ... Capt. M. Renard
Aldo Nadi Aldo Nadi ... Renard's Bodyguard


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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...the screen's most masculine he-man meets the year's sexiest feminine discovery! See more »


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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 14, 1946 with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall reprising their film roles. See more »


Harry goes down to the cellar to deal with an injured man. Someone locks the door at the top of the staircase. A few moments later 'Slim' is at the bottom of the stairs with the water she was asked to get, even though she had been locked out of the cellar. See more »


[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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References Only Angels Have Wings (1939) See more »


Limehouse Blues
Music by Douglas Furber and Philip Braham
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael
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"You save France - I want to save my boat!"
2 July 2016 | by elvircorhodzicSee all my reviews

How to take advantage of Bogart's popularity and acting potential? I think that this, after Casablanca, was the real question. Simply create a similar atmosphere, ambiance, scenery and themes, and finally let Bogart to finish the job. Despite Have and Have Not is a very good movie. Play with writers on the script is certainly an interesting background. Despite that TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT is a very good movie. Play with writers on the script is certainly an interesting background.

In an adventurous world intriguing story to enter the fate of small but important people. Sports fisherman, ordinary pockets and old drunkard fit that description. The thesis according to which the battle or revolution express little people in this case is true.

Humphrey Bogart as Harry "Steve" Morgan He again works the sidelines. Skipper who minds his own business. All approach with a mocking cynicism. Of course, at any given moment things happen that his views absolutely disrupted. The young woman and the resistance movement. Character too similar to Mr. Blaine from Casablanka with the important fact that the "younger character" from the very beginning of the story is very important. Lauren Bacall as Marie "Slim" Browning is a migratory bird that finally landed in the arms of Bogart. Chemistry is so obvious that it is superfluous to say anything. "THE LOOK" is spontaneous and excellent. Walter Brennan as Eddie is absolutely at the height of the task. Very good complements Bogart's character. Description of the failed old sailors and drunk were irreconcilable.

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English | French

Release Date:

20 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not See more »

Filming Locations:

Laguna Beach, California, USA See more »


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Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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