Academy Awards 1948 -
Best Supporting Actress: Claire Trevor
Total Film - 03/01/2000
"...A dark, claustrophobic thriller....John Huston directs with care, getting his pressure cooker up and bubbling, then letting it build towards the inevitable conclusion..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
A notorious gangster (Edward G. Robinson) holds the residents of a hotel hostage during a tropical storm. This captivating cinematic adaptation of the play by Maxwell Anderson won an Academy Award for Claire Trevor's supporting role.
Army veteran Frank McCloud visits the family of an Army buddy who was killed in the war, only to find that their Key West hotel has been taken over by a bunch of exiled gangsters who are orchestrating their own comeback.