Thursday, November 25, 2010

To Have and Have Not (1944): review: 8/10

American Bogart is in Vichy Martinique, where he runs a fishing boat : he is approached by French Resistance to assist them, but is initially to selfish and cynnical.

The film is saved from obviousness by his sexually charged relationship with the extraordinarily feline Lauren Bacall, an amusing alchoholic sidekick and Hoagy Camicheal's crooning. The camerawork is exquisite too.

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