Best remembered as the film which showed Bogart and Bacall falling in love on screen, To Have and Have Not deserves its reputation as a classic for its own merits. Great director Howard Hawks, as usual, uses a set of relationships to explore moral values. In this case, the relationships are between Humphrey Bogart as a deep-sea fishing boat captain in Vichy-controlled Martinique, who is approached by the Free French for help in their resistance, Walter Brennan, as Bogart's alcoholic sidekick, and Lauren Bacall as a femme fatale working her way from port to port: what's explored is the moral paradox that in order to keep your independence, you have to accept responsibility for others. Very loosely based on what Hawks and Hemingway reportedly agreed was Hemingway's worst novel, the film also features Hoagy Carmichael as a saloon pianist, and introduced his song "Baltimore Oriole," which becomes a sort of sound track Leitmotif. A hugely entertaining film with great lines, terrific atmosphere and a serious undercurrent, recommended for all. The 2003 Warner Home Video DVD, on which this review is based, is a very good transfer.