The Gun Runners

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The third and (as of 2005) the last film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's short story To Have and Have Not, The Gun Runners was as topical as this morning's news when it came out in 1958. Audie Murphy plays Sam Martin, a charter-boat skipper based in... read more
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The third and (as of 2005) the last film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's short story To Have and Have Not, The Gun Runners was as topical as this morning's news when it came out in 1958. Audie Murphy plays Sam Martin, a charter-boat skipper based in Key West, whose bad luck has enlarged from the gambling tables to his business. He's managed to stay honest up to this point, with a little help from his boozy friend and first-mate, Harvey (Everett Sloane), and a lot from his loyal, loving wife, Lucy (Patricia Owens), both of whom represent the best things in Sam's life. But then he finds himself about to lose his boat, and the only opportunity he has to save it lies with a larcenous American arms seller named Hannagan (Eddie Albert), who isn't above murder to get what he wants.

Original Release

08/01/1958

US Release

08/01/1958

Cast

Directors

Don Siegel

Writers

Daniel Mainwaring, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Monash, Ben Hecht

Cast

Audie Murphy Sam Martin
Eddie Albert Hanagan
Patricia Owens Lucy Martin
Richard Jaeckel Buzurki / Blond Henchman on Boat
Paul Birch Sy Phillips
Jack Elam Arnold
Lee Strasberg Rhett
Everett Sloane Harvey
John Qualen Pop
Edward Colmans Juan
Stephen Peck Pepito
Carlos Romero Carlos Contreras
Gita Hall Eva
John A. Alonzo Soldier in Car
Steve Carruthers Gambler
Roy Engel Caz
Jack Daly Detective
Tom Greenway Deputy
Ted Jacques U.S. Coast Guard Commander Walsh
Peggy Maley Blonde Barfly

Producers

Editors

Chester W. Schaeffer

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