Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about To Have and Have Not|
|This is the movie that brought Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall together.
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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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- romance (general)
War impact on civilians/veterans
Kind of conflict:
- war, WW II
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) average
- very tight clothes
- White (American)
- general circumstances
The Americas (not US):
- The Caribbean
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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