There's Something about Harry: To Have and Have Not as Novel and Film - Bright Lights Film JournalAnd it introduces Lauren Bacall, in her first picture. She can slink, brother, and no fooling! Yarn deals with the intrigue centering around the Caribbean island of Martinique, owned by France, and the plotting that ensued there prior to its ultimate capitulation to Allied pressure. Bogart is an American pressure. Bogart is in his usual metier, a tough guy who, no less, has the facility of making a dame go for him, instead of he for her. Production : Warner.
Book Review: To Have and Have Not, Ernest Hemingway
Description Author Description A line-by-line examination of an important but neglected Hemingway novel. Long criticized for its fragmented form, its ham-fisted approach to politics, and its hard-boiled obsession with cojones, this blistering tale of a Florida Straits boat captain named Harry Morgan desperately trying to survive the economic ravages of the Great Depression by running rum and revolutionaries to Havana has fueled tourist industries in Key West and Cuba and has inspired at least three movie adaptations including a classic cowritten by William Faulkner and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Most important, he reminds us what a very different novel To Have and Have Not would have been had Hemingway not undergone a political change of heart while covering the Spanish Civil War and revised a narrative originally feral in its suspicion of partisans and ideologues at odds with the newfound ideals of activism and intervention that Hemingway felt essential to halting the global rise of fascism. The Kent State University Press.
On a fishing trip in , director Howard Hawks told Hemingway as much. You need money, you know. If I make three dollars in a picture, you get one of them. I can make a picture out of your worst story. All you have to do is make a story about how they met. No man alone now.
Florida Keys. Harry Morgan, husband to a former prostitute, disappointed father, erstwhile deep sea fishing guide. Surrounded by wasted, depressed, angry, hopeless characters. Welcome to Hemingway. How can a writer, whose phrases are bleak, whose characters are mean, and who has a dismal outlook on life even on his best days make you tremble?