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Key Largo

Key Largo

Humphrey Bogart
Director: John Huston Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Monte Blue
Monte Blue
John Huston
Key Largo

Key Largo

Humphrey Bogart
Director: John Huston Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Monte Blue
Monte Blue
John Huston

Blu-ray (Full Frame)

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Richard Brooks and John Huston's screenplay for Huston's Key Largo eschews the lofty blank verse of Maxwell Anderson's original play, concentrating instead on the simmering tensions among the many characters. Humphrey Bogart plays Frank McCloud, an embittered war veteran who travels to Key Largo in Florida, there to meet Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), the wife of his deceased war buddy. Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by Nora's father-in-law James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), McCloud discovers that the establishment has been taken over by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) and what's left of his mob. Also in attendance is Gaye Dawn (Claire Trevor), Rocco's alcoholic girlfriend. While the others bristle at the thought of being held at bay by the gangsters, the disillusioned McCloud refuses to get involved: "One Rocco more or less isn't worth dying for." As he awaits a contact who is bringing him enough money to skip the country, Rocco is responsible for the deaths of a deputy sheriff and two local Indian youth. Unwilling to take a stand before these tragedies, McCloud finally comes to realize that Rocco is a beast who must be destroyed. To save the others from harm, McCloud agrees to pilot Rocco's boat to Cuba through the storm-tossed waters. Just before McCloud leaves, Gaye Dawn slips him a gun -- which leads to the deadly final confrontation between McCloud and Rocco. His resolve to go on living renewed by this cathartic experience, McCloud heads back to Nora, with whom he's fallen in love. Claire Trevor's virtuoso performance as a besotted ex-nightclub singer won her an Academy Award -- as predicted by her admiring fellow actors, who watched her go through several very difficult scenes in long, uninterrupted takes. While Key Largo sags a bit during its more verbose passages, on a visual level the film is one of the best and most evocative examples of the "film noir" school.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2016
UPC: 0888574379445
Original Release: 1948
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 6,604

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Frank McCloud
Edward G. Robinson Johnny Rocco
Monte Blue Sheriff Ben Wade
Lauren Bacall Nora Temple
Lionel Barrymore James Temple
Claire Trevor Gaye Dawn
Thomas Gomez Curley Hoff
William Haade Ralph Feeney
Marc Lawrence Ziggy
Harry Lewis Toots
Rodd Redwing Tom Osceola
John Rodney Deputy Clyde Sawyer
Dan Seymour Angel Garcia
Luther Crockett Ziggy's Henchman
Alberto Morin Skipper
Jay Silverheels John Osceola
Pat Flaherty Man
Jerry Jerome Ziggy's Henchman
John Phillips Ziggy's Henchman

Technical Credits
John Huston Director,Screenwriter
Richard Brooks Screenwriter
Robert Burks Special Effects
Howard Dietz Songwriter
Rudi Fehr Editor
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
William McGann Special Effects
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Dolph Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Wald Producer
Wally Westmore Makeup
Perc Westmore Makeup

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