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The Breaking Point (1950); Under My Skin (1950)

The Breaking Point (1950)
April 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by Warner Bros., in association with The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The Breaking Point (1950)

"All of the character, color and cynicism of Mr. Hemingway's lean and hungry tale are wrapped up in this realistic picture." -- New York Times

Directed by Michael Curtiz.

Director Michael Curtiz delivers a taut adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not,” transposing the story of a struggling fishing boat captain driven to human trafficking from the Florida Keys to Newport Beach, California.  John Garfield’s typically explosive performance as the desperate captain confirms the film’s sunshine noir credentials.

Warner Bros.  Producer: Jerry Wald. Based on the novel “To Have and Have Not” by Ernest Hemingway. Screenwriter: Randall MacDougall. Cinematographer: Ted D. McCord.  Editor: Alan Crosland Jr.  Cast: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford.

35mm, b/w, 97 min.

Under My Skin (1950)

Directed by Jean Negulesco.

After double-crossing a ruthless gangster who paid him to throw a horse race, crooked jockey Dan Butler (John Garfield) flees to Paris to escape retribution.  Trying to go straight for the sake of his worshipful young son and the smoky-voiced Parisian nightclub singer he falls for, Butler finds past deeds hard to escape in this brooding drama based on a Hemingway short story.

Twentieth Century Fox.  Producer: Casey Robinson. Based on a story by Ernest Hemingway. Screenwriter: Casey Robinson.  Cinematographer: Joseph LaShelle.  Editor: Dorothy Spencer.  CAST: John Garfield, Micheline Prelle, Luther Adler, Orley Lindgren, Noel Drayton.

35mm, b/w, 86 min.