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To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir | 20 January 1945 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

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
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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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Humphrey Bogart...with his kind of woman in a powerful adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's most daring man-woman story! See more »


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Trivia

While Walter Brennan was preparing for his role as Eddie, his friend, sound effects technician Jack Foley, suggested to him that he put a rock in his shoe to create a limp. Brennan did so and that is how he learned his rather genuine-looking fake limp. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 39 mins) When Slim walks over to the piano to say goodbye to Cricket there is a crowd gathered around the piano watching them but as the scene goes through various edits; the makeup of the crowd, as well as the positioning of some of the people in the crowd, keeps changing. 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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Connections

Referenced in Sam and Max: Moai Better Blues (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hong Kong Blues
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael
© 1939 (Renewed) Frank Music Corp.
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Marvelous Bogart-Bacall experience
24 September 2012 | by patryk-czekajSee all my reviews

A powerful, absorbing, hard-boiled mystery story based on a fantastic novel by Ernest Hemingway. While it perfectly places itself in the war-thriller genre, it's also to fun to watch, because of the beautiful figure of Lauren Bacall. A suspenseful story about a strong, arrogant, and even self-centered owner of a chart boat - Harry Morgan - who runs contraband between French grounds (Devil's Island sounds about right), and is ultimately drawn in a politically-filled intrigue that may be as dangerous to him as it may be profitable. While he shows himself as a very stubborn man, he ultimately realizes that by helping the French resistance smuggle one of their operators, he may gain respect. In the meantime, he develops a romance with Mrs. Bacall character (and who wouldn't), who shows her singing talent in one of the most memorable, climatic scenes in the movie, which serves as a fine interlude to the thrilling plot. Apart from Bogart and Bacall's marvelous performance, there is also one person who needs to be mentioned for his great role - Walter Brennan, as the drunken, yet adorable friend to Harry Morgan. Howard Hawks created yet another deeply satisfying and refreshing adventure/noir movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,459
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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