To Have and Have Not (1945)
A Howard Hawkes Production.
|An american fisherman attempts to give aid to french freedom fighters in world war II.|
Editor's NoteA 40-something Humphrey Bogart and a novice named Lauren Bacall might have seemed like an odd pairing on paper, but their chemistry in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT ignites the screen. Howard Hawks directs this classic about a jaded American fisherman (Bogart) who risks his life to help a group of French freedom fighters and a sultry young woman (Bacall) with whom he falls in love. The fascinating setting (Vichy-controlled Martinique during the Second World War), the source material (Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel), and a screenplay co-written by a literary master (William Faulkner) all take a backseat to the on- and off-screen romance between the two legends. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT is perhaps most memorable for the 19-year-old Bacall seducing Bogart (and audiences) with her lesson on whistling.
Cast & Crew
|Christian Nyby - Editor|
|Ernest Hemingway - Based On Novel By|
|Franz Waxman - Original Music By|
|Howard Hawkes - Director|
|Howard Hawkes - Producer|
|Jack L. Warner - Executive Producer|
|Jules Furhman, et. al. - Screenplay|
|Sidney Hickox - Cinematographer|
|William Lava - Original Music By|
Plot SummaryBogie stars as an American sailor in Martinique during World War II. Although money speaks louder than politics in his book, the French Resistance ultimately wins him over -- as does the sexy, seductive Marie, played by Lauren Bacall in her Hollywood debut.