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|Humphrey Bogart||Harry 'Steve' Morgan|
|Lauren Bacall||Marie "Slim" Browning|
|Dolores Moran||Mme. Hellene de Bursac|
|Sheldon Leonard||Lt. Coyo|
|Walter Szurovy||Paul de Bursac (as Walter Molnar)|
|Marcel Dalio||Gerard (Frenchy)|
|Walter Sande||Johnson, fishing customer|
|Dan Seymour||Capt. M. Renard|
|Aldo Nadi||Renard's bodyguard|
|Jack L. Warner||Executive Producer|
|Sidney Hickox||Director of Photography|
|Ernest Hemingway||Story Contributor|
"Humphrey Bogart...with his kind of woman in a powerful adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's most daring man-woman story!"
The film is set in Fort de France, Martinique, under the Vichy regime in the summer of 1940, shortly after the fall of France. In this exotic location, world-weary fishing-boat captain Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) is urged to help the French Resistance smuggle some people onto the island. He refuses, until the client, Johnson (Walter Sande), who has been hiring out his fishing boat (and owes him $825), is shot before paying him. The French police take him and several others for questioning and they take his passport and money including what his client Johnson had.Gerard, the hotel owner commonly known as Frenchy (Marcel Dalio), asks Harry to rent him his boat for one night to transport some members of the resistance. Broke, Harry ends up smuggling Helene (Dolores Moran) and Paul de Bursac (Walter Surovy). Meanwhile, a romance develops between Harry and Marie ("Slim") Browning (Lauren Bacall), an American wanderer who has come to the island, and she feels Harry changed his mind on smuggling the resistance to help her.After picking up his passengers, Harry is spotted by a patrol boat, and Paul is wounded before they escape. Harry is surprised to find that Marie has stayed in Martinique to be with him. At Frenchy's request, Harry removes the bullet from Bursac's shoulder and learns that the Bursacs have been assigned to help a man escape from Devil's Island. Bursac asks for Harry's assistance, but Harry turns him down.The police recognized Harry's boat the previous night, and they reveal that they have Harry's alcoholic buddy, Eddie (Walter Brennan), in custody and will coerce him to tell the truth about the boat's cargo. Harry with Slim's help turns the table on the police and at gunpoint, Harry forces Police Captain Renard (Dan Seymour) to arrange for Eddie's release and sign harbor passes, so that he can take the Bursacs to Devil's Island. Slim says goodbye to her piano-playing friend Cricket (Hoagy Carmichael). As soon as Eddie returns, he, Harry, and Marie leave Martinique.
Theatrical : 1945-01-20 : United States of America
DVD : 2003-11-04
DVD : 2006-07-25