Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper’s hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood’s second crack at Ernest Hemingway’s "To Have and Have Not". John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to enter­tain the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer (Wallace Ford), as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde (Patricia Neal), making a series of compromises that stretch his morality - and his marriage - further than he’ll admit. (Criterion)


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Englisch A noir film that isn't as noir as I expected, but then again it has good characters. The ending is quite gritty, but I guess I was expecting it to be that way for a bit longer, not just during the good ending. The cast is good, with John Garfield standing out a bit more for me than his co-star Patricia Neal. ()

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