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To Have and Have Not (Warner 1945, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall)



One of the best—loved classic movies of all time To Have and Have Not is famous for the offscreen romance that sparked on-screen electricity between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

This prototypical Howard Hawks story (with help from William Faulkner) began with a bet between the director and Ernest Hemingway that he could film Hemingway’s worst book, which was, in the author’s own estimation, To Have and Have Not.

Hemingway shouldn’t have paid because Hawks threw out the story. He placed Bogart in WWII Martinique as a charter-boat captain squiring rich folks around to fish. The apolitical sailor turns down requests for help from the French Resistance until Bacall appears at his doorway looking for a match.

After smoldering glances (and some of the funniest banter ever in movies), he discovers she also needs a way back to the U.S. To secure the price of her ticket, Bogart takes an assignment to smuggle Dalio and Moran into Martinique and winds up on the lam from the Vichy police and nursing a wounded Dalio.


Bacall turns in her ticket and throws in with the reluctant hero. Bacall was a 19-year-old model when Hawks’s wife spotted her on a magazine cover, and she is perhaps the most luminous, enticing character ever to grace the screen. Bogart must have thought so, too, for theirs is a famous Hollywood love story that everyone who sees this can watch blossoming.

Producer and Director: Howard Hawks Director of Photography: Sidney Hickox Editor: Christian Nyby Composer: Franz Waxman Screenwriters: William Faulkner, Jules Furthman Art Director: Charles Novi

production details
USA | Warner Bros | 100 minutes | 1944


Humphrey Bogart as Steve Morgan
Lauren Bacall as Marie Browning
Dolores Moran as Mme. Hellene de Bursac
Hoagy Carmichael as Cricket
Dan Seymour as Capt. M. Renard
Walter Sande as Johnson, fishing customer
Walter Brennan as Eddie
Walter Szurovy as Paul de Bursac
Aldo Nadi as Renard’s bodyguard
Sheldon Leonard as Lt. Coyo
Marcel Dalio as Gerard (Frenchy)
Lance Fuller as Bit Part (uncredited)
Adrienne D’Ambricourt as Cashier (uncredited)
Jean De Briac as Gendarme (uncredited)
George Sorel as French Officer (uncredited)
Eugene Borden as Quartermaster (uncredited)
Maurice Marsac as Gaulist (uncredited)
Ron Randell as Naval Ensign (uncredited)
Jack Chefe as Guide (uncredited)
Marcel De La Brosse as Sailor (uncredited)
Elzie Emanuel as Black Child (uncredited)
Harold Garrison as Black Child (uncredited)
Fred Farrell as Headwaiter (uncredited)
Suzette Harbin as Waitress (uncredited)
Sir Lancelot as Horatio – Crewman (uncredited)
Paul Marion as Beauclere – Gaulist (uncredited)
Louis Mercier as Gaulist (uncredited)
George Suzanne as Gaulist (uncredited)
Crane Whitley as Gaulist (uncredited)
Chef Milani as Chef at Marquis Hotel (uncredited)
Pedro Regas as Civilian (uncredited)
Patricia Shay as Mrs. Beauclere (uncredited)
Emmett Smith as Emil – Bartender (uncredited)
Marguerita Sylva as Cashier (uncredited)
Pat West as Bartender (uncredited)

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