To Have and Have Not (1944)
Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) owns a fishing boat and with the help of his alcoholic friend, Eddie (Walter Brennan) they operate their business on Martinique. As a result of unfortunate circumstances, a customer is unable to pay for their boating services and Harry Morgan is in need of money AND with the war at their doorstep, Morgan decides to take a job for the resistance, transporting a man and his wife on the run from the Nazis’.
Morgan gets the assistance of a resistance sympathizer (Lauren Bacall), meeting her at a club. Bogart and Bacall are instantly attracted to one another. They certainly have interesting chemistry.
With the authorities on their tail, Harry and Eddie, work at night and in less than favorable conditions, meeting challenges along the way.
Bacall croones in her sultry, deep voice as she sings at the night club where she is hired by the pianist (Hoagy Carmichael).
I think Bogart portrays a man with a tough exterior, but he’s mushy on the inside. That’s right, I said, mushy. 🙂
I liked this movie and I love Bacall and Bogart together! Who doesn’t???
Apparently, this story was written by Ernest Hemingway! I haven’t read the book.
What’s your favorite film with Bogart and Bacall? Have you read the book? I’d like your thoughts on the book and the book to movie adaptation.