Director Howard Hawks
Year 1944
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
Run Time 100min
More Info IMDb

Screening in 35mm as part of the series BOGART & BACALL.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s first film together is a breezy South Seas variation on CASABLANCA, liberally adapted from the Ernest Hemingway novel by director and producer Howard Hawks, longtime screenwriter Jules Furthman, and future Pulitzer Prize winner William Faulkner.

In TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, expatriate American Harry Morgan (Bogart) helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique, while romancing a sultry lounge singer (Bacall) who shows him how to whistle. 

“Howard Hawks's 1944 answer to Casablanca is a far superior film and every bit as entertaining. Humphrey Bogart, the captain of a charter boat in a Nazi-held French colonial port, gradually grows into the Hawksian ethos of action and responsibility as he reluctantly enters World War II in order to protect a rummy (Walter Brennan) and win a woman (Lauren Bacall). In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant.” (Dave Kehr)

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