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1,454 Ratings

To Have and Have Not

Directed by Howard Hawks
United States, 1944
Romance, Thriller

Synopsis

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire.

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To Have and Have Not Directed by Howard Hawks
It’s been said of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that he gave her class while she gave him sex. There’s another calculus in the Bogart and Bacall pairing. Ingrid Bergman may have warmed Bogart up in “Casablanca,” but it was Ms. Bacall who lit him on fire.
August 13, 2014
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…A work undertaken in and executed with as much comfort and confidence as an industry director is ever likely to muster… The film’s rush of energy at this casting off of inhibitions [in its climax] (“You’re both going to take a beating till someone uses that phone. That means one of you is going to take a beating for nothing”) is a definitive rebuttal to the surface schema of an antisocial figure brought into line with the audience’s values.
April 25, 2014
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Hemingway’s character of Harry Morgan adapted by Faulkner and Hawks provided the master director with the perfect vehicle to express his singular form of genius.
January 13, 2012
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