The Breaking Point
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Breaking Point, The -- Gritty melodrama about the captain of a California charter boat (John Garfield) whose need for money gets him involved with a crooked lawyer (Wallace Ford) and some illegal cargos that cost the life of his shipmate (Juano Hernandez) and very nearly his own. Directed by Michael Curtiz from the Ernest Hemingway novel, "To Have and Have Not," the action is lean and convincing, with well-defined characters that add some emotional depth to the story's desperate developments. Some nasty stylized violence, menacing situations and sexual innuendo. (A-III)1950
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A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.