The Gun Runners

The Gun Runners

The Gun Runners is a 1958 American film noir crime film directed by Don Siegel, is the third adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel To Have and Have Not, and starring Audie Murphy. Everett Sloane essays the part of the alcoholic sidekick originally played by Walter Brennan in the film's first adaptation, although Sloane's interpretation is less overtly comic. Eddie Albert delivers a bravura performance as a charismatic villain; other cast members include Jack Elam and Richard Jaeckel. Gita Hall, "Miss Stockholm of 1953", made her Hollywood film debut as Albert's girlfriend Eva.


Sam Martin (Audie Murphy) runs a charter boat with his alcoholic first mate Harvey (Everett Sloane). He is forced by financial necessity to run guns for the Cuban Revolution but his employer seeks to maximise his profit.

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    contentLocation Florida
    director Don Siegel
    editor Chester Schaeffer
    events seamanship
    genre crime drama
    keywords charter boat cuban revolution force
    musicBy Leith Stevens
    producer Clarence Greene
    productionCompany Seven Arts Productions
    publisher United Artists
    theme film noir