Jan. 26, 2011
24. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael
Directed by Howard Hawks
Plot: “A skipper-for-hire’s romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance.” (from TCMDb)
I personally didn’t find the plot in this that incredible, but it’s definitely worth the watch to see the legendary Bogart and Bacall light up the screen in their first film together. Needless to say, they had great chemistry and it’s fun to see their characters play off each other and trade one-liners. The rest is interesting enough and the movie moves along fairly quickly.
P.S. Here is an amusing YouTube video that shows how Howard Hawks often repeated dialogue in his movies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FXpfYQPSGY