The Breaking Point
The Breaking Point (1950)

In this taut adaptation of Hemingway's To Have and Have Not a financially struggling charter-boat captain finds himself in deep and turbulent water when he is forced to get involved with smugglers after a dishonest millionaire cheats… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 6, 1950
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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

The insistence and courage of the film's final shot elevates it from a very good film to a nearly great one.

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Eric Melin

The Breaking Point adapts Hemingway's book and wrings out some genuine notes of solid tragedy, as well as a more nuanced performance from its lead actor.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Clearly the best movie adaptation of a Hemingway novel.

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jay nixon
Superior performances in this rough well made film. In his second to last film, a much truer version of Hemingway's To Have and Have Not than the… More