To Have and Have Not (1944)

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Critic Consensus: With Howard Hawks directing and Bogey and Bacall in front of the cameras, To Have and Have Not benefits from several levels of fine-tuned chemistry -- all of which ignite on screen.


Movie Info

In this film, Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Morgan, owner-operator of charter boat in wartime Martinique. Morgan's right-hand man is Eddie, a garrulous alky. While in port, Harry is approached by Free French activist Gerard, who wants to charter Harry's boat to smuggle in an important underground leader.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Jules Furthman, William Faulkner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Harry Morgan

as Marie Browning

as Helene De Bursac

as Paul de Bursac

as Lt. Coyo

as Gerard

as Johnson

as Capt. M. Renard

as Bodyguard

as Beauclerc

as Bartender

as Horatio

as Quartermaster

as Civilian

as Waitress

as Waitress

as Waitress

as DeGaullist

as DeGaullist

as DeGaullist

as DeGaullist

as DeGaullist

as Detective

as Policeman

as Bartender

as Emil, the Bartender

as Naval Ensign

as Mrs. Beauclerc

as Rosalie

as French Officer

as Flirtatious Frenchma...

as Flirtatious Frenchma...

as Flirtatious Frenchma...
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Critic Reviews for To Have and Have Not

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (7)

In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant.

Full Review… | August 15, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn, and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle.

Full Review… | August 15, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Bogart is in his usual metier, a tough guy who, no less, has the facility of making a dame go for him, instead of he for her. That's where Bacall comes in.

Full Review… | March 16, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Bogie and Bacall fell in love while making the film, and their scenes reflect this, giving To Have and Have Not a degree of emotional presence that is unusual in the 'bite on the bullet' world of Hawks.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
ReelViews
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for To Have and Have Not

½

Bacall transpires a lot of magnetism and sensuality in her debut on screen, this decent sort-of-rip-off of Casablanca - based on Hemingway and co-written by William Faulkner no less - that relies on a palpable chemistry between her and Bogart, in their first of four films together.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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.

Kristijonas Fussman
Kristijonas Fussman

Super Reviewer

½

The first of two classic films Howard Hawks did with Bogart and Bacall contains great dialogue and great performances.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

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