Breaking Point [Criterion Collection]

Details

aec.crrn2794dvd 8/8/17 New
$24.99

Product Promotions

20% off new CD, DVD, and Blu-ray when you buy 2 or more (excludes pre-orders and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.crrn2794dvd

Variations

    Blu-ray Disc
    DVD
    New

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock

Synopsis

This second screen version of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not is closer in spirit to the original than the first version, though it still is far from faithful to its source. John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, who has metamorphosed from Hemingway's gun-runner to an ex-PT boat captain, now running a charter boat service in Southern California. Deeply in debt, Morgan agrees to smuggle aliens and later tries to sneak a bunch of gangsters out of the country. By the time he's been given a wake-up call by his conscience, Morgan has caused the death of a close friend. Patricia Neal and Phyllis Thaxter make the most of their limited footage as, respectively Harry Morgan's casual mistress and faithful spouse. Many critics feel that The Breaking Point represents Michael Curtiz' finest directing job--no small praise for a man who helmed such classics as Casablanca and Yankee Doodle Dandy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/8/17 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 37 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • New interview with critic Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film)
  • New Piece featuring actor and acting instructor Julie Garfield on her father, actor John Garfield
  • New video essay by Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou analyzing Curtiz's methods
  • Excerpts from a 1962 episode of Today showing contents of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, including items related to To Have and Have Not, the novel on which The Breaking Point is based
  • Trailer
Number of Discs
1

Customer Reviews