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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN2793BR

BREAKING POINT, THE (CRITERION COLLECTION / 1950) (BLU-RAY)

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—further than he’ll admit. Hewing closer to Hemingway’s novel than Howard Hawks’s Bogart-Bacall vehicle does, 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.

Disc Features
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
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
PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

CAST
Harry Morgan - John Garfield
Leona Charles - Patricia Neal
Lucy Morgan - Phyllis Thaxter
Wesley Park - Juano Hernandez
Duncan - Wallace Ford
Rogers - Edmon Ryan
Hannagan - Ralph Dumke
Danny - Guy Thomajan
Concho - William Campbell
Mr. Sing - Victor Sen Yung
Amelia Morgan - Sherry Jackson
Connie Morgan - Donna Jo Boyce
Macho - Peter Brocco
Gotch - John Doucette
Charlie - James Griffith

CREDITS
Director - Michael Curtiz
Produced by Jerry Wald
Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall
Based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway
Director of photography - Ted McCord
Art director - Edward Carrere
Film editor - Alan Crosland Jr.
Sound by Leslie G. Hewitt
Dialogue director - Norman Stuart
Set decorator - George James Hopkins
Second unit director - David C. Gardner
Wardrobe by Leah Rhodes
Musical director - Ray Heindorf
Music by Howard Jackson and Max Steiner

RUN TIME: 97 minutes
COLOR: Black and White
ASPECT RATIO: 1.37:1
LANGUAGE: English

  
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