Garfield is great in these tough-luck stories. It's just not as good as 'To Have and To Have Not'. It's simply impossible to beat Bogie and Bacall. That is a classic that will live on for eternity. This is too melodramatic, and I saw little to no reason for Patricia Neal's character. The cinematography was magnificent.
John Garfield plays Harry Morgan, a man who's just trying to do right, or at least the best he can, to take care of his family. It's a struggle. And things don't go well, despite his best efforts and good intentions. The way his marriage and relationship with his wife (Phyllis Thaxter) are portrayed and the struggle to keep a tenuous finger-hold on aspirations to a secure http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/