Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway and directed by Academy Award winner Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday, The Big Sleep, The Thing from Another World), this adaptation stars Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart as Harry, a charter boat skipper on the French island region of Martinique in the East-Caribbean sea, just as France has fallen to Nazi Germany in 1940. Wanting to stay clear of any political mix-ups and continue his routine life of renting out his boat to tourists, Harry soon gets mixed up in the French Resistance, while at the same time falling for a young American wanderer with a talent for lounge singing, played by Lauren Bacall in her debut role as a leading actress.
'In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant' - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
'As the hard-boiled professional fisherman who gives his ample ingenuity to a cause, Mr. Bogart is almost as impressive as he was as Rick, the Casablanca host' - Bosley Crowther, New York Times
This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.