The Breaking Point
1950 | Drama | 97 minutes | English
Harry Morgan and his mate Wesley Park operate a fishing vessel out of San Diego to people interested in spending a day sportfishing. Desperately short of money, a shady lawyer, F.R. Duncan convinces Harry to transport a bunch of thieves to Mexico after they steal money from a local race track. Harry’s wife, Lucy, sensing trouble, pleads with Harry not to do it. Harry feels he can pull it off and the payoff is substantial. What Harry soon realizes is he’s transporting a heavily-armed, ruthless gang.
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3 1/2 out of 4 stars. A high voltage filming of a Hemingway novel with John Garfield so desperate for money he takes on illegal cargo and thieves. Garfield and mate Juano Hernandez give superb interpretations.
Warner Brothers finally got hold of an Ernest Hemingway fable and socked it for a four-base hit in the film called THE BREAKING POINT. All of the characters, color, and cynicism of Mr. Hemingway’s lean and hungry tale are wrapped up in this realistic picture and John Garfield is tops in the principal role.
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