Key Largo

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DVD Features:

  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1948
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 2M French
    • Mono 2M Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Art Direction by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1948 - Best Supporting Actress: Claire Trevor

Entertainment Reviews:

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

Product Description:

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.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Key Largo
A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), her invalid father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) and ex-GI Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart).
McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco. But the postwar world's realities may have taken all the fight out of him. John Huston co-wrote and compellingly directs this film of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play with a searing Academy Award-winning* performance by Claire Trevor as Rocco's gold-hearted, boozy moll. In Huston's hands, it becomes a powerful, sweltering classic.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Crime | Disaster | Essential Cinema | Film Noir | Organized Crime | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Produced on stage by The Playwrights Company in 1939. Paul Muni originated the role that Humphrey Bogart later played on the screen.
  • Colorized versions of the film are available.

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  • Sales Rank: 92,087
  • UPC: 012569676848
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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