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To Have and Have Not

Howard Hawks
USA 1944
99 min

Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Morgan, owner-operator of a charter boat in wartime Martinique. Morgans right-hand man is Eddie, a garrulous alky whose pet question to anyone and everyone is «Have you ever been stung by a dead bee?» While in port, Harry is approached by Free French activist Gerard, who wants to charter Harrys boat to smuggle in an important underground leader. Adopting his usual I-stick-my-neck-out-for-no-one stance, Morgan refuses. Later on, he starts up a dalliance with Marie Browning (screen newcomer Lauren Bacall), an attractive pickpocket. In order to help Marie return to America, Harry agrees to Gerards smuggling terms. In the hands of director Howard Hawks and screenwriters Jules Furthman and William Faulkner, the end result bore only a passing relation to the original story by Ernest Hemingway: instead, it was a virtual rehash (but a good one!) of the recently released Casablanca, replete with several of that films cast members. The films enduring popularity is primarily due to the sexy chemistry between Bogart and Bacall, especially in the legendary «You know how to whistle, dont you?» scene. (Hal Erickson)

  • Humphrey Bogart - Harry «Steve» Morgan
  • Walter Brennan - Eddie
  • Lauren Bacall - Marie «Slim» Browning
  • William Faulkner
  • Jules Furthman
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Whitman Chambers
  • Sidney Hickox
  • Oliver S. Garretson
  • Christian Nyby
  • William Lava
  • Franz Waxman
  • Charles Novi
  • Milo Anderson
Warner Bros.

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35 mm
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