The breaking point

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Blu-ray special edition.
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1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).


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Based on the novel "To have and have not" by Ernest Hemingway.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
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Full screen (1.37:1).
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Wide screen.
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Special features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; New interview with biographer and film historian Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: a life in film; New piece featuring actor and acting instructor Julie Garfield speaking about her father, actor John Garfield; New video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz's directorial techniques; Excerpts from a 1962 episode of the Today show showing contents of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, including items related to "To have and have not", a novel on which "The breaking point" is based; trailer; Plus: an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Ted McCord ; editor, Alan Crosland Jr. ; musical direction, Ray Heindorf ; uncredited: music, Howard Jackson, Max Steiner.
John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson, Donna Jo Boyce, Victor Sen Yung.
Harry Morgan is an honest charter-boat captain who is facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to entertain the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer, as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde, making a series of compromises that stretch his morality, and his marriage, farther than he'll admit.
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Blu-ray, region A; full frame (1.37:1 aspect ratio); uncompressed monaural.
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Curtiz, M., Wald, J., MacDougall, R., Garfield, J., Jr., Neal, P., Thaxter, P., Hernandez, J., Ford, W., Ryan, E., Dumke, R., Thomajan, G., Campbell, W., Jackson, S., Boyce, D. J., Yung, V. S., McCord, T., Crosland, A., Steiner, M., Jackson, H., & Hemingway, E. (2017). The breaking point. Blu-ray special edition. [New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Michael Curtiz et al.. 2017. The Breaking Point. [New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Michael Curtiz et al., The Breaking Point. [New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Curtiz, Michael, et al. The Breaking Point. Blu-ray special edition. [New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2017. DVD.

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