TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT REVIEWED

“To Have and Have Not” is more than the acting debut of Lauren Bacall. It is a fascinating look at how an early literary adaptation got altered by the Roosevelt Administration. FDR didn’t care for how the original novel showed how easy it was to smuggle goods between Florida and Cuba. So, the affair was reworked into a Wartime effort about how much the Nazis suck. Suddenly, the French Resistance were heroes and every American needed to do their part to help.

Many have brought up how similar the film plays to “Casablanca”. Well, “Casablanca” was the monster hit of that decade and there are 100s of similar era films that strike a resemblance. The American Studio System had an even investment in making Wartime Propaganda look appealing. Daring men and mysterious women work together to make sure that the evils of the Axis never spread to American shores. Bit character actors could killed left and right, it didn’t matter. What mattered was that we got a jaunty song and people came together for the American dream. It’s also the film that made Bogey realize he likes ’em young.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Vintage Animated Short
  • Featurette
  • Lux Radio Broadcast
  • Trailer

A/V STATS

  • 1.37:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 2.0 mono

RELEASE DATE: 7/19/16

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