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The Gun Runners (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | September 1958 (USA)
The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Ernest Hemingway (novel), Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Audie Murphy ... Sam Martin
Eddie Albert ... Hanagan
Patricia Owens ... Lucy Martin
Everett Sloane ... Harvey
Richard Jaeckel ... Buzurki
Paul Birch ... Sy Phillips
Jack Elam ... Arnold
John Qualen ... Pop
Edward Colmans ... Juan
Stephen Peck Stephen Peck ... Pepito (as Steven Peck)
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Carlos Contreras (as Carl Rogers)
Gita Hall ... Eva
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Storyline

Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2nara.gov>

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Hemingway-hot adventure !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Trip Across See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven Arts Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It's the first feature film from Seven Arts Productions. See more »

Quotes

Harvey: A man can't turn bad if it ain't in him to be bad. And it ain't in you, Sam.
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Connections

Remake of The Breaking Point (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Havana Holiday
Words and Music by Joe Lubin, and Curly Howard (as Jerome Howard)
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Barnacle Bill he ain't
25 April 2010 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

WWII hero and busy actor stepped into Bogart and Garfield's shoes for a third version of a Hemingway story, "To Have and Have not." The film is bare-bones, budget-wise, but makes good use of its Florida locations to tell the story of gun runners and romance among the the coastal folk. Murphy isn't half-bad in the lead role of a charter boat captain caught up in a smuggling scheme, although I could not quite get used to Murphy in a boat captain's hat (I was so used to seeing him in Army helmets and cowboy hats). Eddie Albert plays a very convincing bad guy, and the film is loaded with familiar faces of the period, including Paul Birch, John Qualen, Jack Elam, Herb Vigran and Everett Sloane. Worth a look, mainly for Murphy/


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