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To Have and Have Not

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Original title
To Have and Have Not
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Jules Furthman, William Faulkner (Novel: Ernest Hemingway)
Music
Franz Waxman
Cinematography
Sidney Hickox (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros
Genre
Film noir. Mystery. Thriller | II World War
Movie Groups
Ernest Hemingway Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) is the owner-operator of charter boat in wartime Martinique. Morgan's right-hand man is Eddie (Walter Brennan), a garrulous alky whose pet question to anyone and everyone is "Ever get stung by a dead bee?" While in port, Harry is approached by Free French activist Gerard (Marcel Dalio), who wants to charter Harry's 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 (Lauren Bacall), an attractive pickpocket. In order to help Marie return to America, Harry agrees to Gerard's smuggling terms. He uses his boat to bring resistance fighter De Bursac (Walter Molnar) and De Bursac's wife Helene (Dolores Moran) into Martinique. The Vichy police, suspecting that something's amiss, hold Morgan's pal Eddie hostage, tormenting the poor rummy by denying him liquor. Predictably, Morgan comes to Eddie's rescue and manages to escape Martinique, with the delectable Marie as cozy company.
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