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Key Largo
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
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John Huston
Humphrey Bogart as Frank McCloud
John Rodney as Deputy Clyde Sawyer
Claire Trevor as Gaye Dawn
William Haade as Ralph Feeney
Thomas Gomez as Richard 'Curly' Hoff
Monte Blue as Sheriff Ben Wade
Dan Seymour as Angel Garcia
Marc Lawrence as Ziggy
Lauren Bacall as Nora Temple
Edward G. Robinson as Johnny Rocco
Lionel Barrymore as James Temple
Harry Lewis as Edward 'Toots' Bass
Storyline: Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane. Mr. Temple strongly reviles Rocco but due to his infirmities can only confront him verbally. Having become disillusioned by the violence of war, Frank is reluctant to act, but Rocco's demeaning treatment of his alcoholic moll, Gaye Dawn, and his complicity in the deaths of some innocent Seminole Indians and a deputy sheriff start to motivate McCloud to overcome his Hamlet-like inaction.
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The film may lack substance and coherence but it is first-rate drama and entertainment…
It is difficult to resist the temptation to compare William Wyler's "The Desperate Hours" with John Huston's "Key Largo."

Here again the drama arose when a gangster and his thugs sought a temporary hideout by moving in on an innocent family, and were unable to get away until a raging hurricane had blown itself out…

The family were Lionel Barrymore, complete with wheelchair, and Lauren Bacall, apparently without make-up—stunningly attractive… Their home was a small hotel in Florida, and "just passing through" was a tough and somewhat mixed-up good guy Humphrey Bogart… The gangster was Edward G. Robinson…

For Bogart "Key Largo" was another "The Petrified Forest," but this time he was the disenchanted idealist and Edward G. Robinson the vicious, antiquated symbol of raw brute force…

Paul Muni had appeared in the original Maxwell Anderson play in 1939, and director John Huston and Richard Brooks updated the piece to make it more contemporary… As a film, it was treated in a slightly heavy-handed, overly talky manner, displacing action in favor of strong character studies of a group of disparate individuals trapped by a kingpin gangster…

Claire Trevor won an Academy Award as Gaye Dawn, Rocco's boozy mistress who was willing to lower herself to any depths for the mere expedient of getting a drink… She is finally pushed too far by Rocco, has accepted too many insults and been rejected once too often, so she decides to help the besieged prisoners…

Lauren Bacall was Nora Temple, an antiseptic dreamer who persisted in believing that evil should always be opposed by a valiant Sir Galahad and temporarily has her illusions shattered when Bogart apparently doesn't agree to fit into her mold…

As Bacall's grandfather, Lionel Barrymore was another heroic figure who, could afford to be a verbal hero, knowing that a retreat to the safety of his confining wheelchair could protect him…

Edward G. Robinson as Rocco was a mass of contradictions… Brutal with a gun safely in his hand, dreaming of the glories he once knew in the good old days when he was a big shot, all he has left are the memories… He was a man whose criminal wisdom permits no ethics and few feelings… He offers Bogart an empty gun to shoot it out with him... He is also a man afraid, who sweats when the hurricane approaches and poses a threat to his safety... He detests Bogart because of his wartime heroism, mocking and taunting him because his courage is something differing in Rocco's own unheroic life…

As war hero Frank McCloud, Bogart was the most complex character of all… Disillusioned, tired of his war-induced killings, unwilling to risk himself in any new test of courage ("One Rocco more or less isn't worth dying for"), he is now a complacent shadow of his former noble self… He, like Barrymore, seeks an idyllic world where "there's no place for Johnny Rocco." However, his pattern has been too well established… He, like Claire Trevor, can be pushed only so far and then reason and restraint seem no longer acceptable as an alternative to action…

With such a cast "Key Largo" could not fall to hold the attention… Yet, for all its workmanlike craft, it did not reach the level of Wyler's "The Desperate Hours." Bogart, as a disillusioned war veteran who could not rouse himself to action until the last few minutes, left one frustrated: looking for the vicious power that he was to show as the gangster in the later film…

Edward G. Robinson, commanding, convincing, was still not so coldly frightening a villain as Humphrey Bogart… And, one can imagine how the idea of the storming hurricane appealed at the time… The violence and the drama outside, as the wind tore at the palm trees and the waves threatened to swallow the little wooden hotel, would surely underscore and heighten the tensions within... Not so! And not only because the studio storm was not always up to nature's level...

What William Wyler realized was that the suspense of innocence trapped as hostages by wickedness was vastly heightened by the contrast with a quiet, undramatic, everyday setting… No hurricane was needed to put the desperation in "The Desperate Hours."
Great movie.

I did not understand movies until I watched this movie. It is sure interaction between the actors/actresses that made me understand what make a movie work.

The ability to see on the screen see Bogart and the character he played at the same time.
Phoenix: The Hero Reborn From His Ashes
Spoilers Ahead:

The film is about Frank. He returns from the war disillusioned and depressed both from the horrors he has endured and the lies he was told. Remember why he is here, he has come to tell his best friends' relatives how he died. If you do not understand Frank, his actions will seem bizarre and inexplicable. Once Rocco's gang takes over, and everyone realizes they are prisoners there, Nora looks to Frank to save them. Frank gives a little speech, the point of which is, he went through hell trying to rid the world of Johnny Rocco's and here is another one right in front of him. James tries to tell Nora that no man who went through what Frank did could possibly be a coward. Nora snaps, and unleashes a tirade on him about what a pathetic coward he is. Rocco will tolerate no challenges not even verbal. His reaction is to try and bait him into letting Rocco shoot him. Nora tries to convince herself Frank knew the gun was empty. When she discovers he didn't that is when she goes postal on him. The movie follows Frank learning to care again. As Rocco, becomes more and more cruel to everyone around him. Frank begins to hate him and the old Frank is on his way back.

The scene where Rocco makes Gaye sing for her drink is one of the saddest scenes on film. This is the fate of the moll who has outlived her usefulness, now she is discarded like garbage. When Johnny says,"You stink," Faye answers,"Johnny you're as mean as can be." It won Trevor the Oscar; she earned it what a powerful scene. There is a parallel here to Treasure of Sierra Madre, watch as the storm grows, like the fire in Madre, how Rocco gets more and more frightened. Mr. Temple starts praying for divine retribution and almost gets shot by Rocco. Gradually, the film builds to the decision point. They all urge Frank to run; it is a death sentence for sure. Frank hesitates, you can see the anguish on his face, he is through running. He climbs aboard with the gun Gaye gave him secreted away. He is not the same docile, nihilistic Frank who gave that speech at the beginning. He has decided no more Johnny Roccos. The cruelty and evil of the man brought Frank back to his senses.

Huston pulls no punches, Frank is almost killed several times, and gets a serious wound for his trouble. Rocco is portrayed as a mendacious, cowardly, cruel monster. This was before villains were heroes like in today's movies. See how strong the normative structure of the country was back there. When Frank returns, with the fog dissipating and the sun rising behind him, both beautiful existential metaphors, the message is unmistakable; the hero has returned. What gives the movie its power is the struggle within Frank to find the hero buried under all that suffering and disillusionment. As the music ascends, and Nora rushes to meet him, his nobility reminds all of us that it is within each of us. It just has to be brought up and out with courage. A GREAT MOVIE
Good Atmospheric Drama With Excellent Acting
With a great cast headed by Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Edward G. Robinson, and a story and setting filled with tension, "Key Largo" has much to offer. It provides some fine atmospheric drama and some great acting that make us forget its comparatively minor defects.

Director John Huston makes us feel part of the setting, bringing us to the island of Key Largo and to a resort hotel on the island that is in the middle of its slow season. Bogart is an army officer back from World War II, who has come to the hotel to see the family of one of the men who died while serving under him. The hotel is run by the dead soldier's father and widow, but has been largely taken over by a sinister looking group headed by Edward G. Robinson. When a hurricane comes, there is tension of every kind, as Robinson's gang becomes openly threatening. Meanwhile, a group of local Indians is seeking shelter from the hurricane, while the local sheriff is trying to find two of the Indians who have broken out of jail. The damage and fear caused by the hurricane is an effective parallel to the conflicts among the characters.

Bogart is in his element as the disillusioned war hero who wants to stay out of trouble, but who finds himself in a situation where only he can help. This is the kind of character Bogart played better than anyone. Bacall's character is not as interesting as the ones she played in her other films with Bogart, but she is good in her role.

The acting in "Key Largo" is so good that you don't notice, unless you think about it, that most of the other characters are rather stereotyped. Robinson's fine (as always) acting turns a routine gangster character into a real presence, Claire Trevor is memorable as his drunken, mistreated girl, and Lionel Barrymore gives lots of life to some often lame dialogue in his role as the hotel owner.

The fine acting and the tropical, stormy setting make the most out of the drama as it is played out. It all leads up to an ending that is exciting, though perhaps a bit implausible. Despite a few imperfections, it is one of the best films of its kind.
Edward G Robinson at his best
Even though it is a small part to some degree and a rather perdictable movie with star attraction you can see Robinson at his best as Johnnie Rocco. He was super and if you like him this is a must. The rest of the stars, Bogart,Bacall,Berrymore and the award winning C Trevor were very good.
Another great film by John Huston
In the same year as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, John Huston and Bogart managed to make another great film, Key Largo. Directors and actors just can't do things like that in today's Hollywood.

Bogart plays Frank McCloud, a WW2 vet that visits a hotel in Key Largo, Florida to pay his respects to his dead war buddy's family that run the hotel. While inside the hotel, a huge storm approaches and prevents anybody from leaving. Later we find out that gangster Johnny Rocco and his goons have taken over the hotel and want to get out of the country to Cuba. Frank has no feelings at first, but soon changes his mind after Johnny murders two indians, and realizes that he must be stopped soon.
the ultimate Edward G. Robinson flick
Someone listening to the misleadingly-worded 80's pop song 'Key Largo' by Bertie Higgins might be led to believe that the 1948 film of the same name tells of another classic Bogart/Bacall romance along the lines of 'To Have And Have Not.' Such is not the case. 'Key Largo,' the movie, is instead a taut, mean gangster flick set in the Florida Keys with a hurricane as backdrop. There's really no romance at all between Bogart and Bacall; she plays the widow of a man who served with Bogie's character in WW2. Both are more featured players than anything in an acting ensemble, and the film itself looks and feels like a brutal cousin of 'Petrified Forest,' released eleven years prior. No, the star here clearly is Edward G. Robinson, giving a defining blockbuster performance as Johnny Rocco, one-time top of the heap gang boss who is determined to claw his way back. As with Bogart's Duke Mantee in the earlier film, Rocco and his gang are holed up temporarily, in this case in a hotel waiting to sell a batch of counterfeit money then high-tail to Cuba in a rented boat. The owner and his daughter (Lionel Barrymore and Lauren Bacall) are held hostage, and when Frank McCloud (Bogart) stops by briefly to tell them about the soldier/husband's death, he becomes one as well. Even though Bogart's character is very different than the one in 'Petrified Forest,' it is similar in presentation; McCloud, like Mantee, is largely a brooding presence in the background, only occasionally coming forward to offer a wry comment or challenge. Nora, Bacall's character, is similarly used in key moments but is also seen more than heard. Rocco's gang is a bunch of unredeemable louts. By comparison, Rocco himself almost seems like a reasonable person. Almost. In actuality, Rocco struts around, giving orders, bullying, taunting, teasing... his girlfriend Gaye is a hopeless lush and he berates her endlessly. For the most part, McCloud must stand by and watch, despite wanting to lash out. He is biding his time until he can make his move without risking the others being killed. This is Robinson's show though, and you can't take your eyes off him. Everything people remember about this great actor is right here. There is one long close-up of him getting a shave and he talks non-stop through it, punctuating the lines with his trademark, "yeah... yeah!" every few seconds. Rocco isn't one-dimensional. He is alternately worried and yet oblivious to certain dangers. The hurricane, for instance. At first, the blustery gangster doesn't see what the big deal is. To him, it's just a rain storm. Later, when the hotel is literally shaking on its foundations from the wind gusts, Rocco becomes frightened and paces back and forth. Even later, he is back to being cool and in control, completely unflappable. The alcoholic girlfriend, Gaye, is played by Claire Trevor and she won an Academy Award for her performance in 'Key Largo.' She's good, but Robinson is better. In the end, McCloud agrees to take Rocco and his gang to Cuba and manages to kill them all on the way. He calls the hotel afterward and tells Nora he's coming back. Sorry, Bertie Higgins, but that's the extent of the big romance in 'Key Largo.' And Bogart never says, "Here's looking at you, kid," either. Then again, I guess it's hard to write a romantic love song based on Edward G. Robinson.
excellent movie ...
a personal favorite of mine, Key Largo has all the stars and the famous movie lines like ... "now what is it that you want Rocco? .. more? .. well sure thats it I want more ... will you ever get enough? .. well no ... I haven't yet so I guess I won't" ... I hear this line all the time like a commerical on the 60's/70's radio stations ... there have been alot of "remakes" of movies ... John Houston (director of this movie) was asked once what his opinion was of remaking movies .. he said he had no problem of remaking the bad ones but leave the good ones alone ... I personally would love to see this movie remade principally due to the technicalogical advances since this movie was made in October 1948 ... but then again ... trying to replace Bogart/Robinson/McCall/or the Wizard of Oz guy (Barrymore) would bring back the words of John Houston ... "leave the good ones alone".
"The wind blows so hard the ocean gets up on its hind legs and walks right across the land."
There may be other Bogart/Huston collaborations that are better known and it may not be the first movie people think of when Bogart/Bacall are mentioned, but Key Largo is a fine movie in its own right. Bogart is an Army Captain visiting the wife and father of one of the dead soldiers who served under him. The wife and father run a little hotel on Key Largo. Bogart's not the only guest at the hotel, though. A group of gangsters has decided to hold up there for a while. But the gangsters aren't the only threat to Bogart and the others. A hurricane is blowing on shore that threatens everyone - even the guys with the guns.

Bogart and Bacall are good as ever. Lionel Barrymore is a pleasure to watch. And Claire Trevor's Academy Award was deserving. But I want to spend the rest of this review discussing Edward G. Robinson's performance. Robinson has never been a particular favorite of mine. But, it's difficult not to enjoy him in Key Largo. To be a man of such slight stature, on screen he comes across like a giant. His character, Johnny Rocco, dominates almost every scene - even scenes he's not in. Before we meet Rocco, he's already on of the biggest characters in the movie. All his hired stooges have to do is point to the bedroom door and say something like "He's in there, taking a nap" and Rocco immediately becomes the most important person in the movie. Robinson is amazing to watch as he demonstrates his dominance by threatening everyone (even his own men). But Robinson saves the best for last. As the hurricane hits, he changes and becomes like a frightened child. That Robinson was capable of playing the heavy so convincingly in one scene and the weakling so perfectly in the next is evidence of his wonderful abilities. It's really a joy to behold.
Crackles with atmosphere
Moody, tense, well acted and directed piece of 40's Film Noir. Edward G. owns the picture and looms over the proceedings with sadistic menace. Bogart is the disillusioned ex war hero who sacrificed to destroy evil on European battlefields only to return home and find it still firmly established in American society. He is searching for his place in the sun, and unwittingly enters into it at Key Largo. There he is forced again to survive another dark storm, faced with vanquishing evil again before he can find the peaceful and happy life he yearns for. He completely comes across as a weary warrior who wonders what he fought for, and if it's worth it to stick his neck out anymore instead of just taking care of number one. In their genuine honesty and kindness, Bacall and Barrymore represent the light that he believed in defending during the war, Trevor the mistreated victim of tyranny he no doubt saw time and again. You know Bogie is more than capable of dealing with Johnny Rocco and his goons despite his seemingly less than heroic actions early on and the suspense builds right up to the final shootout on the fishing boat. Bacall, far from being the provocative and world-wise good/bad girl she usually plays, is effective here playing the young widow with a gentle heart. As is Barrymore as the respected hotel owner who carries a deep wound at losing his son in war and attempts in vain to honor his memory by standing up to the villains who hold his hotel hostage. Bogie is the only man who can do this and scene by scene they help to renew his faith in human nature enough for him to fight for what's right. A fascinating piece of ensemble melodrama. Highly recommended.

If only they could have hidden the wires on those palm trees...
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