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Criterion Collection: The Breaking Point
  • Description

    Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper's hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood's second crack at Ernest Hemingway s To Have and Have Not. John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, 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 (Wallace Ford), as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde (Patricia Neal), making a series of compromises that stretch his morality and his marriage farther than he ll admit. Hewing closer to Hemingway's novel than Howard Hawks s Bogart-Bacall vehicle, The Breaking Point charts a course through daylight noir and working-class tragedy, guided by Curtiz's effortless visual fluency and a stoic, career-capping performance from Garfield.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Wallace Ford, John Garfield, Patricia Neal
    Director:
    Michael Curtiz
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.37:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    97 mins approx.
    studio:
    Criterion
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1950

Criterion Collection: The Breaking Point

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  • Description

    Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper's hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood's second crack at Ernest Hemingway s To Have and Have Not. John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, 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 (Wallace Ford), as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde (Patricia Neal), making a series of compromises that stretch his morality and his marriage farther than he ll admit. Hewing closer to Hemingway's novel than Howard Hawks s Bogart-Bacall vehicle, The Breaking Point charts a course through daylight noir and working-class tragedy, guided by Curtiz's effortless visual fluency and a stoic, career-capping performance from Garfield.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Wallace Ford, John Garfield, Patricia Neal
    Director:
    Michael Curtiz
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.37:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    97 mins approx.
    studio:
    Criterion
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1950
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