Black SplatTo Have and Have Not (1944)

"You’re both gonna take a beating till someone uses that phone. That means one of you’s gonna take a beating for nothing. I don’t care which one it is. We’ll start with you."

To Have and Have Not - Humphrey Bogart as Harry 'Steve' Morgan

Description - Humphrey Bogart as Harry “Steve Morgan, a partner on a boat-for-hire on the island of Martingue during WWII who intimidates Captain Renard (Dan Seymour) and Lieutenant Coyo (Sheldon Leonard) into making a phone call in the motion picture To Have and Have Not (1944).

Steve, in need of money and against his better judgment, agrees to transport a member of The Resistance who is on the run from the Nazis. Eddie, (Walter Brennan), Steve's alcoholic partner had spilled some vital clues while drinking at the night club and their plans to transport the fugitve were now in jeopardy.

Earlier in the film, Lauren Bacall as Marie “Slim” Browning, a sassy nightclub singer and Resistance sympathizer, analyzed Steve Morgan who was a frequent visior to her club.

"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...The other times you’re just a stinker."

Steve, too, notices something about Marie, namely, "That slap in the face you took...Well, you hardly blinked an eye. It takes a lot of practice to be able to do that."

Note: It was this film, in which Lauren Bacall spoke the famous line:

"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. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

In the film Dead Men Wear No Plaid (1982) Rachel Ward as Juliet Forrest parodies Lauren Bacall when she says to private eye Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin), "If you need me, just call. You know how to dial, don't you? You just put your finger in the hole and make tiny little circles."

To Have and Have Not - Movie Poster



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