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The Resource The breaking point, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording DVD)

The breaking point, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The breaking point
Title
The breaking point
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"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, take 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"--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Breaking point (Motion picture : 1950)
Credits note
Director of photography, Ted McCord ; editor, Alan Crosland Jr. ; musical direction, Ray Heindorf ; uncredited: music, Howard Jackson, Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH)
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1886-1962
  • 1926-2010
  • 1919-2012
  • 1898-1966
  • 1899-1961
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curtiz, Michael
  • Garfield, John
  • Neal, Patricia
  • Thaxter, Phyllis
  • Hernandez, Juano
  • Ford, Wallace
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
97
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
889
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charter boat captains
  • Criminals
  • Spouses
  • Human smuggling
Technique
live action
Label
The breaking point, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Full frame (1.37:1 aspect ratio)
  • Based on the novel "To have and have not" by Ernest Hemingway
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950
  • 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; "Fluid style," a video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz's directorial techniques; Excerpts from a 1962 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681433448
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515202213
  • 00715515202213
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2794D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn992981508
  • 722446
  • (OCoLC)992981508
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The breaking point, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Warner Bros.-First National picture ; screen play by Ranald MacDougall ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by Michael Curtiz, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Full frame (1.37:1 aspect ratio)
  • Based on the novel "To have and have not" by Ernest Hemingway
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950
  • 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; "Fluid style," a video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz's directorial techniques; Excerpts from a 1962 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681433448
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515202213
  • 00715515202213
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2794D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn992981508
  • 722446
  • (OCoLC)992981508
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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