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Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, KEY LARGO tells the story of ex-GI Frank McCloud (Bogart) who travels to a hotel in Key Largo owned by his old army buddy's widow Nora Temple (Bacall) and her crippled father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore). Also staying at the hotel is notorious gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), his cronies and his good-hearted moll (Claire Trevor).
As Johnny holds Frank and Nora hostage in the hotel, a vicious storm rages outside, rivalled only by the storm of passions and tempers inside the hotel at Key Largo.
Claire Trevor won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress here. Her heartbreaking performance includes singing the song "Moanin' Low".
The DVD includes the trailer.
Claire Trevor won the Best Supporting Oscar for her role as a boozy, faded nightclub singer, but Edgar G. Robinson steals the show. He's simply wonderful as Johnny Rocco, an old gang lord (reportedly styled after real-life gangster Lucky Luciano) with happy dreams of returning to the old days - maybe they'll reinstate prohibition! Lionel Barrymore plays a crusty old hotel keeper, Lauren Bacall his daughter-in-law, and Humphrey Bogart is the ex-Army officer blown into town to tell the widowed Bacall, and Barrymore, about her late husband's heroic military career.
This was Bacall's third movie with Bogart, and they seem to fall in love by osmosis this time around. Bogart plays the disillusioned vet with quiet dignity, which works for the movie's sake but robs the audience of the opportunity to see any high sparks ignite between his and Robinson's character.
Ah well. We can't have everything. This is still a great movie, one of Bogart's most underrated gems.
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One of my favorite movies. I love the depictions of Ole Florida. I moved to Florida in the mid 1950, coconut grove and made my first trip to the keys in the early 60's, so I... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Cecil Pollard
From Edward G. Robinson in the bath like Marat to Betty's plump hand on the phone receiver to Bogie's stolid close ups, this gem nuances the psychopath and the hero. Read morePublished 23 days ago by rosalie broadway
Great story and stellar acting all around. Made in 1948, most of today's movies can't hold a candle to stuff like this.Published 1 month ago by book lover
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This film is a must for blu-ray! As well as "To Have And Have Not"! Why aren't these films not yet available on blu-ray? Its 2015 for CRYING OUT LOUD!!! Guess I'll have to go ahead and purchase the DVD's until they do. Please let me know if anyone hears of any upcoming transfers to...
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