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

I with a party...Americans...

You seen 'em?

They're in that cockfight.


Nice to see someone

from back home, friend...

I been down here

a coupla weeks already.

Cheating who?

Don't talk like that, Harry.

I been handling a divorce case...

You ought to hear the evidence!

I'm busy!

Say...just thought of somethin'...

Come here!

Business for both of us...

Something good...

Want to take a couple of passengers

back with you, on the boat?

- There's money in it.

- I've got passengers.

You can name your own price.

No trouble...I guarantee it.

- You can do a lot with that money.

- Not in jail, I couldn't.

Think it over...

You can name your own price.

An honest man like you...

with an honest boat.

Worth a lot to some people.

Me, I don't care...

I can take it or leave it.

Bein' honest is worth money

to some people.

You got me cryin'!

When are you gonna realise

I'm a friend of yours?

Hey, you want to meet a nice girl?

She just got a divorce.

You're poison!

Think it over...

what I said.

Don't you like cockfights?

All that trouble for an egg!

Sit down!


I'll have a daiquiri.

Two beers.

May I...?

Gold, eh?

My fianc!

Ol for him!

It's the nicest thing

you've ever done for me!

The only thing.

You think Mexico's nice?

It's romantic.

Except you.

Haven't even been friendly to me.

Don't you want to be friends?

Sure, I want to be friendly...

My wife wouldn't like it.

You're kidding!


So you're one of those!?

I don't meet many.

Is she pretty?

She's got something for me.

We're something together!

Spoils everything else for me.

How 'll you know,

till you try.

You two get along alright,

don't you?

You get along fine.

"Sporting Blood" here,

lost a lot of money in back.

He's sore.

Maybe I got a right!

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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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