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To Have and Have Not Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

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This is the movie that brought Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall together.
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Bogart plays Steve Morgan, an American on the island of Martinique who makes money by fishing and renting out his boat for hire. He works with his alcoholic best buddy, Eddie, and the two live in a nearby hotel. It's the year 1940 and the Vichy government - a puppet of the Nazis - has just risen to power in France. A resistance movement, the Free French, has also sprung up, and the manager of the hotel that Morgan is staying in wants him to participate in a secret mission to get two resistance fighters onto Martinique. But Morgan claims that he's a neutral man, looking out only for himself (very much like Bogart's character in Casablanca).

But then two things happen. Morgan meets Marie (or as he calls her, "Slim") at the hotel bar one night and the two run afoul of Vichy agents, who take away all their money. That's when Bogart decides he'll help the Free French. And that's when Marie decides she'll stick around, just to be with him.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Water?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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