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Uniform Title Breaking point (Motion picture : 1950)
Title The breaking point / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros-First National picture ; screenplay by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; director, Michael Curtiz.

Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BREAKING POINT    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BREAKING POINT    Check Shelf
Edition Special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (97 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture lcsh
Series Criterion collection ; 889.
Criterion collection ; 889.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); mono.
Cast John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson, Donna Jo Boyce, Victor Sen Yung.
Credits Director of photography, Ted McCord ; art director, Edward Carrere ; film editor, Alan Crosland Jr. ; wardrobe by Leah Rhodes ; [music, Max Steiner]
Note Title from title frame.
Based on the novel "To have and have not" by Ernest Hemingway.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Summary Harry Morgan is an honest charter-boat captain who is facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to entertain the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer, as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde, making a series of compromises that stretch his morality, and his marriage, farther than he'll admit.
Note Special features: new interview with biographer and film historian Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: a life in film); new piece featuring actor and acting instructor Julie Garfield speaking about her father, actor John Garfield; new video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz's directorial techniques; excerpts from a a1962 episode of the Today show showing contents of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, including items related to the novel "To have and have not"; trailer; an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek.
Subject Smuggling -- Drama.
Caribbean Area -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film noir.
Crime films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Curtiz, Michael, 1886-1962, film director.
Wald, Jerry, 1911-1962, film producer.
MacDougall, Ranald, screenwriter.
Crosland, Alan, 1918-2001, editor of moving image work.
Carrere, Edward, 1906-1984, art director.
Rhodes, Leah, costume designer.
McCord, Ted, 1900-1976, director of photography.
Garfield, John, actor.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer (expression)
Neal, Patricia, 1926-2010, actor.
Thaxter, Phyllis, 1919-2012, actor.
Hernandez, Juano, actor.
Ford, Wallace, 1898-1966, actor.
Ryan, Edmon, actor.
Dumke, Ralph, 1900-1964, actor.
Thomajan, Guy, 1919-2005, actor.
Campbell, William, 1923-2011, actor.
Jackson, Sherry, 1942- actor.
Boyce, Donna Jo, 1938-2000, actor.
Yung, Victor Sen, 1915-1980, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. To have and have not.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Standard No. 715515202213
ISBN 9781681433448
Music No. CC2794DDVD The Criterion Collection
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