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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Liberty Theater

AIFF Winter Film Series To Have and Have Not (1944)

A TRIBUTE TO LAUREN BACALL

From Wikipedia: "To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film[2][3] directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, and Lauren Bacall in her first film. Although it is nominally based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway, the story was extensively altered for the film."

Storyline
"Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie "Slim" Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days." Written by Mark Thompson on IMDB

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