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To Have and Have Not (1944)


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Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Morgan, 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

Nov 4, 2003

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The movie is entertaining in its own right, and representative of the era in which it was produced, but, aside from the legendary interaction between Bogart and Lauren Bacall, there are only moderate reasons to recommend the film.

January 29, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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The scenes between Bogart and Bacall are so dazzlingly about attraction and sex that they encapsulate the whole magic of movies.

January 10, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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As the hard-boiled professional fisherman who gives his ample ingenuity to a cause, Mr. Bogart is almost as impressive as he was as Rick, the Casablanca host.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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"You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow," said Lauren Bacall to Bogey in this entertaining follow-up to Casablanca, thus launching the onscreen (and offscreen) romance that made them a popular team in the 1940s.

July 13, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Comment (1)

It owes more to Casablanca than it does to Hemingway.

July 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has a slick of bestial sweat to it that promises that the explosion of really naughty stuff is looming.

July 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

[Bogey & Bacall's] onscreen chemistry is palpable, all but overshadowing the fictional back story that made Rick and Ilsa's dance in Casablanca so memorable.

February 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

A química entre Bogart e Bacall (numa estréia impressionante) é motivo suficiente para que este filme se mantenha vivo na memória dos amantes do Cinema.

January 28, 2005
Cinema em Cena

The movie is basically a rip-off of "Casablanca," but it's got some marvelous dialogue and great intrigue.

January 5, 2004 Full Review intriguing, romantic, sometimes exciting, predictable but entertaining motion picture.

November 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

The film was Bacall's first movie and the project on which she and Bogart met. Their love scenes couldn't be any spicier.

October 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Good Hawks opus.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

colorful, believable, varied characters, a story that moves right along..., and dialogue that snaps right off the screen.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

You know how to whistle, don't you?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Director Howard Hawks made a bet with Ernest Hemingway that he could make a good movie out of his worst novel. I don't know who won or how much the bet was for, but my money is on Hawks.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

To Have and Have Not (1944) was director Howard Hawks' wartime adventure masterpiece - a minor film classic loosely based upon part of Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Audience Reviews for To Have and Have Not

See this Humphrey Bogart classic for two and only two reasons: To witness with your very eyes the incredible sexual chemistry between the legendary actor and his stunning co-star Lauren Bacall (who he met for the first time during the shooting of this film and then went on to marry), and for Walter Brennan's pitch-perfect performance as the likeable rummy Eddie.
November 6, 2012
Kristijonas Fussman

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The first of two classic films Howard Hawks did with Bogart and Bacall contains great dialogue and great performances.
November 14, 2011
Graham Jones

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Okay, it's true that this movie is reminiscent of Casablanca because Bogart starts out neutral towards WWII and ends up helping the resistance, but this movie is great too. I loved it and I recommend it.
October 13, 2010

Super Reviewer

it's not casablanca or even my fave bogie-bacall film but it is their first and has plenty going for it: the terrific chemistry of the leads, the input of faulkner, hemingway and hawks and walter brennan as bogie's drunken first mate, eddie. and it makes me wanna sing with hoagy carmichael and pick pockets at the bar du zombie :D
August 25, 2010
Stella Dallas

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    1. Harry Morgan: Before, they tried to get Eddie drunk. Now they're trying a different approach--they're withholding liquor.
    – Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Helene De Bursac: I don't know if I could ever object to something you did.
    2. Harry Morgan: Another screwy dame!
    – Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Eddie: Was you ever stung by a dead bee?
    – Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Cricket: Hey Slim, you still happy?
    2. Marie Browning (Slim): What do you think?
    – Submitted by Kevin R (5 months ago)
    1. Harry Morgan: Johnson's my client.
    2. Marie Browning (Slim): He doesn't speak so well of you.
    3. Harry Morgan: He's still my client. You ought to pick on someone to steal from who doesn't owe me money.
    – Submitted by Kevin R (5 months ago)
    1. Marie Browning (Slim): You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.
    – Submitted by Dutch E (13 months ago)
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