To Have and Have Not (film)

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Humphrey Bogart as Harry "Steve" Morgan
Lauren Bacall as Marie "Slim" Browning

To Have and Have Not is a 1944 thriller romance war adventure film about expatriate American Harry Morgan who helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer.

Directed by Howard Hawks. Written by Jules Furthman and William Faulkner, based on the novel To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway.
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Dialogue[edit]

Johnson: I don't see what you want that rummy around.
Morgan: Eddie was a good man on the boat before he got to be a rummy.
Johnson: Well, he's no good now...Is he related to you or something?
Morgan: Nope.
Johnson: What do you look after him for?
Morgan: He thinks he's lookin' after me.

Slim: Hello.
Morgan: Let's have it.
Slim: What do you want?
Morgan: Johnson's wallet.
Slim: What?
Morgan: Come on.
Slim: What are you talking about? Hey mister, what's got into you? [He takes her by the arm into his across-the-corridor room, and locks the door behind him] What do you think you're gonna do?
Morgan: I'm gonna get that wallet, Slim.
Slim: I'd rather you wouldn't call me Slim. I'm a little too skinny to take it kindly.
Morgan: Quit the baby talk. Which is it?
Slim: You know, Steve, I wouldn't put it past you. I didn't know you were a hotel detective. [She pulls the wallet from inside her checkered suit and hands it over]
Morgan: Johnson's my client.
Slim: He doesn't speak so well of you.
Morgan: He's still my client. You oughta pick on somebody to steal from that doesn't owe me money.
Slim: He dropped it and I picked it up.
Morgan: And you were gonna give it back to him, of course.
Slim: No, no I wasn't. I don't like him.
Morgan: That's a pretty good reason.
Slim: Besides, I need boat fare to get out of Martinique.

Eddie: Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?
Beauclerc: I have no memory of ever being bit by any kind of bee.
Slim: [interjecting] Were you?
Eddie: You're alright, lady. You and Harry's the only one that ever...
Morgan: Don't forget Frenchie.
Eddie: That's right. You and Harry and Frenchie. You know, you got to be careful of dead bees if you're goin' around barefooted, 'cause if you step on them they can sting you just as bad as if they was alive, especially if they was kind of mad when they got killed. I bet I been bit a hundred times that way.
Slim: You have? Why don't you bite them back?
Eddie: That's what Harry always says. But I ain't got no stinger.

Morgan: How long have you been away from home?
Slim: This is about the time for it, isn't it?
Morgan: The time for what?
Slim: The story of my life. How do you want me to begin?
Morgan: I've got a pretty fair idea already.
Slim: Who told you?
Morgan: You did. That slap in the face you took.
Slim: Yeah, what about it?
Morgan: You hardly blinked an eye. It takes a lot of practice to be able to do that. Yeah, I know a lot about you, Slim.
Slim: The next time I get slapped, I'd better do something about it. [She storms out]
Morgan: Hey, you forgot your drink.
Slim: I don't want it.
Morgan: Who's sore now?
Slim: I am. [She slams the door behind her]

Morgan: What made you so mad?
Slim: I've been mad ever since I met you.
Morgan: Most people are.
Slim: One look and you made up your mind just what you wanted to think about me. You were... Oh, what's the use?
Morgan: Go ahead, keep on going.
Slim: You don't know me, Steve. It doesn't work. I-I brought that bottle up here to make you feel cheap. [Her tough facade cracks] That didn't work either. Instead, I'm the one who feels cheap now. I've never felt that way before. I want...I thought that maybe...Go on, get out of here, will you, before I make a complete fool of myself.

Slim: Who was the girl, Steve?
Morgan: Who was what girl?
Slim: The one who left you with such a high opinion of women? She must have been quite a gal. [She holds out the money] You think I lied to you about this, don't you? Well, it just happens there's thirty-odd dollars here, not enough for boat fare or any other kind of fare. Just enough to be able to say no if I feel like it. And you can have it if you want it.
Morgan: I'm sorry, Slim. But I still say you're awful good. And I wouldn't...
Slim: You wouldn't take anything from anybody, would you?
Morgan: That's right.
Slim: You know, Steve, you're not very hard to figure. Only at times. Sometimes I know exactly what you're going to say - most of the time. The other times [She sits in his lap], the other times you're just a stinker. [She plants a kiss on his lips]
Morgan: What'd you do that for?
Slim: Been wondering whether I'd like it.
Morgan: What's the decision?
Slim: I don't know yet.
[She kisses him again]
Slim: It's even better when you help.

Slim: [She holds up the bills again] Uh, sure you won't change your mind about this?
Morgan: Uh-huh.
Slim: This belongs to me and so do my lips. I don't see any difference.
Morgan: Well, I do.
Slim: Okay. You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. [She opens his door and pauses] You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow.

Morgan: I was getting you a ticket on the plane this afternoon that leaves at four. Can you make it?
Slim: Sure. You took that job, didn't you?
Morgan: Uh huh. See, I figure this way, you wouldn't get your feet wet.
Slim: Yeah, that's right.
Morgan: Well, that's what you wanted, wasn't it?
Slim: Sure, but I just...You want me to go, don't you?
Morgan: Yes, I want you to go.
Slim: OK, Steve.
Morgan: Help her get on that plane, will you Cricket?
Cricket: I sure will, Harry.
Morgan: Now I'm gonna be pretty busy from now on, so I probably won't see you again. If I ever get up your way...
Slim: Yeah, do that. I'll leave my address with Frenchie so you can find me.
Morgan: Maybe I'll know how to whistle by then. So long, Slim.
Slim: So long, Steve. [he leaves] Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Slim: Hello Steve.
Morgan: [to Cricket] I thought you were gonna put her on the plane. [to Slim] What'sa matter, didn't it go?
Slim: Yes, it went but I decided not to.
Morgan: Oh, you did. You know, I went to a lot of trouble to get you out of here.
Slim: That's why I didn't go.
Morgan: Yeah. You dames. A guy goes out and breaks his neck to...well, I might have expected it.
Slim: Steve? You're not sore, are you?
Morgan: Look. It would be alright if I had any dough but...
Slim: I got a refund on that ticket. Here. [She hands him a wad of bills]
Morgan: Yeah, that's gonna help a lot. You better hang on to it...
Slim: We'll be alright, Steve. I've got a job.
Morgan: Doin' what?
Slim: Frenchie seems to think I can sing.
Morgan: Well, it's his place.
Slim: Sometimes you make me so mad I could...
Morgan: ...you could do what?

Morgan: It's a good thing you didn't get me in that tub.
Slim: Look out for those strings, Steve. You're liable to trip and break your neck.
Frenchie: Strings? I didn't see any strings.
Slim: They just don't show, Frenchie.

Cricket: Stick around for a while, she's gonna sing.
Morgan: I'll be right back.
Slim: Give her my love.
Morgan: [about her slinky dress] I'd give her my own if she had that on.

Morgan: [about Pierre Velmar] Just how are you gonna get him away?
De Bursac: You don't think much of me, Captain Morgan. You're wondering why they have chosen me for this mission. I wonder too. As you know, I'm not a brave man. On the contrary, I'm always frightened. I wish I could borrow your nature for a while, Captain. When you meet danger, you never think of anything except how you will circumvent it. The word 'failure' does not even exist for you, while I - I think always 'suppose I fail' and then I'm frightened.
Morgan: Yeah, I can easily see how it wouldn't take much courage to get a notorious patriot off Devil's Island, but uh, just for professional reasons, I'd like to know how you're gonna do it.
De Bursac: We will find a way. It might fail, and if it does, and I'm-I'm still alive, I will try to pass on my information, my mission, to someone else. Perhaps to a better man who does not fail, because there's always someone else. That is the mistake the Germans always make with people they try to destroy. There will be always someone else...Originally, we planned to do everything from here, but then because of my own clumsiness, it was impossible. And that's the reason we have to go with you.
Morgan: Well, I couldn't even get you on the dock. They've got a man down there watching. There's one upstairs. They're all over the place. How would I get you through the streets?
De Bursac: How will you go?
Morgan: They're watching me to find you. As long as I haven't got you along, I can at least get on the boat. There'll be a fog again, and the tide will turn a little after midnight. I can cut loose and drift out beyond the breakwater before I start my engines. I'll still have trouble enough even without you...
De Bursac: Captain Morgan is right. This is not his fight, yet. Someday I hope, it may be because we could use him. You have done enough for us already. Gerard told me of your refusing Renard's offer to give us up.
Morgan: How do you know I won't do it yet?
De Bursac: There are many things a man will do, but betrayal for a price is not one of yours.

Morgan: It'll be rough, I'm broke. If we do get out of here, it'll be with a couple of hundred gallons of gas and a few francs, just about enough to get us to Port de Prince, maybe.
Slim: I've never been there.
Morgan: I don't know when you'll get back home. Could be a long time.
Slim: Could be forever. Are you afraid of that? I'm hard to get, Steve. All you have to do is ask me.
Morgan: How long will it take ya to pack?

Taglines[edit]

  • If you want anything...just whistle!
  • At Last! Bogart makes love to his kind of woman!
  • Love in the raw!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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