The Breaking Point

Synopsis: Fishing boat captain Harry Morgan charters his boat. Due to strained finances, he is none too careful as to whom he does business with. Real trouble erupts when Harry hires out his boat to transport four men who turn out to be criminals on the lam from a racetrack heist.
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Good morning! Good morning!

Don't be so shy...

say hello!

Yeah, say hello!

He's shy.

Want us to feed the gulls?

- Good morning, Wesley.

- Good morning, Mrs Morgan.

Well, let's go, eh?

You and Harry go ahead..

the girls 'll take him to school.

Hey kids!...So long!


Come on...that's enough...

off to school!

We won't be late.

Here they come!

What do you mean, "they"?

Alright, eh?...

This is Captain Morgan, Leona.

Miss Charles is going with us.

I always wanted to meet a captain!

Let's get something straight, Mr Hannagan...

I only hire this boat for fishing.

If I do anything wrong...

you be sure to tell me.

Do you fish?

Oo, I don't think I like you!

A lot of people don't.

- What about it Mr Hannagan?

- You're the captain, Captain!

Come on Hannagan!

We're off to sunny Mexico!

Let's shove off!

I love Mexico!

You're cute!

It's the way I comb my hair!

You've got a weak chin though...

Anybody ever tell you

you've got a weak chin?

What are you sore about?

You make me sore!

Why don't you relax...

You're getting a nice tan...

I got work to do

and you make me nervous.

I usually get compliments.

You're HIS friend...

In a few days I'll never see you again.

You're a nice girl..

Now be nice!

Yeah..."nice" future in it.

Oh, Mr Hannagan...when do you figure

on starting back?

Tomorrow maybe...

or the day after...

I've had enough fishing.

Well we might as well

settle up then...

I'll need money for gas

and the clearance papers.

Sure thing, Captain...

I shouldn't have kept you waiting this long.

Didn't think you'd have any place

to spend it, down here.

Oh, I can use it.

We're going over

to that "rooster" place...

Come by and have a drink...

and we'll settle up.

I'll see you there.

Hey!...Seor Capitan!

Long time, no see!

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Ranald MacDougall

Ranald MacDougall (March 10, 1915 – December 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter who scripted such films as Mildred Pierce (1945), The Unsuspected (1947), June Bride (1948), and The Naked Jungle (1954), and shared screenwriting credit for 1963's Cleopatra. He also directed a number of films, including 1957's Man on Fire with Bing Crosby and 1959's The World, the Flesh and the Devil, both of which featured actress Inger Stevens. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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