To Have and Have Not

#43 in my movie challenge for the year, To Have and Have Not is the second Bogey and Bacall movie of recent weeks, this is a lesser known charmer, and the first movie in which they worked together, and the one on which they fell in love. She is lovely to look at, entrancing to listen to, and the story is pretty good, too. Bogey is an outsider in France who is talked into helping someone from the resistance–sound familiar? This one has some great lines: “Just put your lips together and blow,” and “Have you ever been bit by a dead bee?” Perhaps it helps to have someone like William Faulkner working on the screenplay of a Hemingway novel. This movie is a great example of why it pays to keep an eye on what they’re showing on Turner Classic Movies.

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