To Have and Have Not (1944)

1944 | USAHoward Hawks★★★★
Howard Hawks's studio-bound To Have and Have Not is an entertaining Casablanca knock-off, driven by the effortless cool of Humphrey Bogart, the sultry sex of Lauren Bacall, the comic pathos of Walter Brennan, the bloated villainy of Dan Seymour, and the lively music of Hoagy Carmichael.

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"Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart ("The African Queen," "Casablanca") is a Martinique charter boat skipper who gets mixed up with beautiful Lauren Bacall ("The Big Sleep," "Misery") and underground French resistance operatives during WWII. Critics raved over sultry 19 year-old Bacall's powerful screen debut." Warner Bros.