To Have and Have Not
Is there a more iconic screen couple than Bogie and Bacall? Our next Rialto Recommends is their first pairing, Howard Hawks 1945 film based upon a novel by Ernest Hemmingway, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT. During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. With Howard Hawks directing and Bogey and Bacall in front of the cameras, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT benefits from several levels of fine-tuned chemistry -- all of which ignite on screen. Empire Magazine raves "Superb dialogue, beautifully played and hummingly atmospheric, this is sexy, poignant and tense with some surprising humour." While the Chicago Reader says "In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant." TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT is available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, FandangoNow, Redbox, Apple, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."