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The Gun Runners (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | September 1958 (USA)
The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (novel), Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Audie Murphy ... Sam Martin
Eddie Albert ... Hanagan
Patricia Owens ... Lucy Martin
Everett Sloane ... Harvey
Richard Jaeckel ... Buzurki
Paul Birch ... Sy Phillips
Jack Elam ... Arnold
John Qualen ... Pop
Edward Colmans ... Juan
Stephen Peck Stephen Peck ... Pepito (as Steven Peck)
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Carlos Contreras (as Carl Rogers)
Gita Hall ... Eva
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Storyline

Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2nara.gov>

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cuba | debt | boat | remake | swimming | See All (23) »

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Hemingway-hot adventure !


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Trip Across See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven Arts Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Don Siegel was unhappy with Audie Murphy as the choice for the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Sam Martin: [Sam has been questioned by a Coast Guard officer] Next time you wanta go fishin', Commander, let's do it in the Gulf.
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Connections

Version of Wetbacks (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Havana Holiday
Words and Music by Joe Lubin, and Curly Howard (as Jerome Howard)
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it's a pretty good B-film to watch....
22 November 2019 | by byron-116See all my reviews

Although babyface Audie Murphy is not cut out for this role, it's a pretty good B-film to watch....


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