The Breaking Point (1950) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

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Title: The Breaking Point [IMDb]

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Release date: October 06, 1950
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 97 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama, film-noir, thriller
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6769893

Synopsis [hide]

An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): airplane, american flag, amputation, apology, armed robbery, bar, bartender, beer, boat captain, boy, bracelet, breakfast, cantina, captain, charter boat, chinese american, coast guard, cockfighting, courage, debt, deep sea fishing, dock, drink, drinking, drunkenness, father daughter relationship, femme fatale, ferris wheel, fight, fishing, fishing boat, friend, friendship, girl, gun, henchman, hoodlum, human trafficking, husband wife relationship, illegal alien, impounding a boat, jealousy, loss of father, map, marlin, mexico, mirror, money, mother daughter relationship, murder, murder of father, murder of friend, newport beach california, nosy neighbor, pajamas, perfume, photograph, policeman, pride, racetrack, rifle, robbery, rooster, san diego california, seagull, sewing machine, shooting, shootout, shot in arm, shot in the back, shot in the stomach, singer, singing, sister sister relationship, slot machine, smuggling, song, stretcher, suitcase, taxi, taxi driver, world war two veteran, boat

Cast and Crew

John GarfieldHarry Morgan
Patricia NealLeona Charles
Phyllis ThaxterLucy Morgan
Juano HernandezWesley Park
Wallace FordF.R. Duncan
Edmon RyanRogers
Ralph DumkeHannagan
Guy ThomajanDanny
William CampbellConcho
Sherry JacksonAmy Morgan
Donna Jo BoyceConnie Morgan
Victor Sen YungMr. Sing
Juan HernándezJoseph Park

Michael Curtiz: director

Max Steiner: composer

Ray Heindorf: musical director

Howard Jackson: composer

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:37:14
Music duration: 00:34:14
Pages in score: 10
Total themes: 23
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 3
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 30


Name Uses Variants
The Breaking Point 5 3
Calm 2 0
Fishermen 1 0
Flor de Lis 1 0
Leona 1 0
Sad Boy 1 0
Transition 1 0
Waves 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses
En Mi Canto de Amor 2
Make Love With a Guitar 2
Ask Me No Questions 1
Carmen, Carmela 1
Don’t Take Your Love From Me 1
Eres Mujer 1
First Call 1
Humming 1
I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan 1
La Adelita 1
La Golondrina 1
Mi Mariposa 1
On an Ordinary Morning 1
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone 1
You Missed the Boat 1