Key Largo

Key Largo

A FILM BY: John Huston
WRITTEN BY: John Huston, Richard Brooks
STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore

Directed by John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON, THE AFRICAN QUEEN) and co-written with Richard Brooks (BLACKBOARD JUNGLE) based on the Maxwell Anderson (THE BAD SEED, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) play, KEY LARGO stirs up trouble where it is most easily found—Florida. Rounding out the quartet of noir movies starring real life married couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, KEY LARGO lets nature take its course showing both literal and figurative destruction. Disillusioned postwar ex-Major Frank McCloud (Bogart) finds an old war buddies young widow Nora Temple (Bacall) at the pit stop Largo Hotel. Instead of the romance that usually follows in noirs, Bogart and Bacall find themselves held hostage along with James Temple (Lionel Barrymore) by 1940's America's worst nightmare, Cuban gangsters. What follows is in many ways a classic gangster shoot em up, but also a unique portrait of postwar America.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1948
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: 35mm