Popular but rather dreary film-adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel was worked on by a handful of writers (as well as by director Howard Hawks and the actors, though only Jules Furthman and William Faulkner are credited), but still it's a somewhat rusty semi-noir without much plot to hang its personalities on (which Hawks acknowledged at the time). Hard-boiled American boat captain in France circa 1940 becomes involved in the Wartime Resistance. Fans of Humphrey Bogart have given the picture a sterling reputation over the years--and he's typically good in it--yet all the drama adds up to very little. Bogie met future-wife Lauren Bacall on this film, her movie debut, but we never learn her place in all this (and her 'singing' is barely passable, to be charitable). Highlights: the gorgeous, glossy black-and-white cinematography by Sid Hickox, Franz Waxman and William Lava's romantic score...plus the added pleasure of Bacall asking Bogie if he knows how to whistle. ** from ****
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To Have and Have Not (1944) 1080p
To Have and Have Not is a movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Walter Brennan. During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while...
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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.
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The first (and worst) of the Bogie-Bacall screen teamings...Reviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 5/10
This film is nothing more than a quickie commercial vehicle for the main actors, using a borrowed plot. Bogie was a sure bet at the box office, and Bacall was promoted by her discoverer, Howard Hawks.
It's a cheap remake of Casablanca, but ends up more like Jack Benny's "To Be Or Not To Be". In this one, the Greenstreet and Lorre characters were played by cheap doubles.
Casablanca was a minor gem, where you really identified with all the characters and which left you feeling inspired about life, as you left the theatre.
Don't get me wrong, it is also highly watchable just for the intriguing personalities of the star leads, but you end up as a voyeur contemplating more about their talents, careers, and private life, than you do about the borrowed plot.
The rest of the cast were poorly developed and eminently forgettable stereotypes, as were the sets, especially, as another reviewer has pointed out, The Bar, supposedly an exotic locale, reeking of foreign intrigue, but it looks more lake a studio canteen at lunchtime.
I give it 6 out of 10 for it's two stars.
It's movies like this that makes Casablance so great.
In the grand irresistible allure of "Casablanca", "To Have and Have Not" is by most standards, an excellent picture. Like the previous year's more famous film, it has the elements of a cinematic great. Excellent cast, witty dialogue and sharp direction by the multi talented director Howard Hawks ("Bringing Up Baby", "Only Angels Have Wings", "His Girl Friday", "The Big Sleep") make this a wonderful movie going experience.
I cannot judge Ernest Hemmingway's novel as I have never read the book. The screenplay successfully combined elements of suspense, romance, wit and drama. Bogie was great in another cynical, tough guy role, although a routine facade for his days at Warner. Walter Huston gives a funny performance as his alcoholic consumed friend Eddie and Lauren Bacall, in her memorable debut performance as "Slim" pairs off with Bogie extremely well.
Possibly one of the best thrillers of the 1940s.