To Have and Have Not Reviews
The first collaboration between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Its a well done romance thriller, set during war time, which works mainly due to the chemistry between Bogie and Bacall.
The story involves Bogart as Harry "Steve" Morgan, a captain living on the island of Martinique, renting out fishing trips to people. He gets along fairly well with the people, but things get tricky when two new elements arrive, members or French resistance on the run and Bacall's pickpocket romantic interest character.
The story feels very similar to Casablanca in terms of the sort of setting and characters, but its still well done, combining good dialog with the right tone to make it very enjoyable.
[Slim kisses Steve]
Steve: What did you do that for?
Slim: I've been wondering if I'd like it.
Steve: What's the decision?
Slim: I don't know yet.
[They kiss again]
Slim: It's even better when you help.
Probably my favorite Bogie and Bacall movie (alongside The Big Sleep).