To Have and Have Not

The week of October 17, 2010:

The movie of the week is the first film Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall teamed up for. To Have and Have Not brought one of Hollywood’s greatest romances. The film also remains legendary for its suggestive sexual language and thrilling plotline.

Stars: Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Released in: 1944

Harry Morgan and his sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique. However, since World War II is happening around them their business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgement to violate their preferred neutrality. They take a job transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie “Slim” Browning, a symphathic and sassy singer.

Fact: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall fell in love during the production. The couple married one year after the film’s release.

Fact: At the funeral for her husband Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall put a whistle in his coffin. It was a reference to the famous line she says to him in To Have and Have Not, their first film together. “You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

To view the trailer of To Have and Have Not visit:

As well, To Have and Have Not will air on the Turner Classic Movie channel on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00PM. Be sure to double-check your local listings and times at

And as always, feel absolutely free to leave your comments:)


~ by discoveringtheclassics on October 18, 2010.

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