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To Have and Have Not
Edited by Bruce F. Kawin
Tino Balio, Series Editor

Wisconsin/Warner Bros. screenplay series

The story of the making of To Have and Have Not (1944) is an exciting and complex one, ranging from the widely reported romance between its stars, Humphrey Bogart and the unknown nineteen-year old Lauren Bacall, to one of the more subtle developments in the wartime alliance between the United States and the Batista regime in Cuba. Bruce F. Kawin's substantial and informed introduction reflects this excitement while explaining the complexities, helping all film scholars, students, and buffs to gain a fuller appreciation of one of Hollywood's most memoriable melodramas.

This is a story also of a collaboration among four important writers: Ernest  Hemingway, Howard Hawks, Jules Furthman, and William Faulkner.

Wisconsin/Warner Bros. screenplay series
Tino Balio, series editor

Bruce F. Kawin is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Tino Balio, professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the author of United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, and the editor of The American Film Industryas well as the 22 volume Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay series, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He directed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research from 1966 to 1882.

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the cover of To Have and Have Not features a still from the movie, where, in the crowded bar Bacall puts her hand on Bogart's arm.

February 2006
LC: 79-005403 PN
232 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 20 illus.

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