I find John Garfield hard to draw. But he was dang good in this film, which is a more faithful translation of Hemingway's "To Have and Have Not" than Hawk's version (this Garfield version also being Hem's personal fave of all the film adaptations of his books--but then, he might've just been playing irascible because this film got stuffed on release on account of Garfield getting smeared by HUAC.).
It was a dang good movie. Garfield captures the stress of down-n-out like nobody's business.
p.s. Upper lefthand Garfield looks suspiciously like Cap'n Scotty Buncake?