Key Largo Overview:

Key Largo (1948) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by John Huston and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressClaire TrevorWon
.

BlogHub Articles:

The Charm of Lauren Bacall in Key Largo

By Virginie Pronovost on Sep 16, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Already three years ago, Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood hosted a blogathon in honour of Lauren Bacall. Three years later, she is B-A-C-K with a second edition of the event celebrating “The Look”. Even if I still have mixed feelings on my appreciation for Lauren Ba... Read full article


Key Largo (1948)

on Sep 22, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Describing the Florida Keys always sounds as if a Dashiell Hammett-esque noir voice should be speaking the words aloud: “An isolated strip of land as beautiful as it is hot.” Comprised of several islands the most recognizable is also the title of this John Huston noir, Key Largo. The six... Read full article


KEY LARGO ( 1948 )

By John Grant on Jun 21, 2016 From Noirish

+++As I read this excellent piece by Crystal at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, I felt I just had to share it here. And so, with Crystal’s kind permission, I’m doing exactly that! In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood. In an electrifying production, we are introduced to ... Read full article


Warner Archive: Bogie and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946) and Key Largo (1948) on Blu-ray

By KC on Mar 25, 2016 From Classic Movies

Image Source Warner Archive has released yet another pair of essentials on Blu-ray: the Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall classics The Big Sleep (1946) and Key Largo (1948). These films capture the famous twosome at their best, and with casts of supporting actors so colorful that they are constant... Read full article


Key Largo (1948, John Huston)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 14, 2015 From The Stop Button

Key Largo is a grand affair. Humphrey Bogart versus Edward G. Robinson with Lauren Bacall and Claire Trevor in the wings. Not to mention Lionel Barrymore. The film plays beautifully. Director Huston and co-screenwriter Richard Brooks give Bogart and Bacall some lovely, ever so gentle; Bogart’s... Read full article


See all Key Largo articles

Quotes from

Johnny Rocco: After living in the USA for more than thirty-five years they called me an undesirable alien. Me. Johnny Rocco. Like I was a dirty Red or something!


Johnny Rocco: There's only one Johnny Rocco.
James Temple: How do you account for it?
Frank McCloud: He knows what he wants. Don't you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco: Sure.
James Temple: What's that?
Frank McCloud: Tell him, Rocco.
Johnny Rocco: Well, I want uh ...
Frank McCloud: He wants more, don't you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco: Yeah. That's it. More. That's right! I want more!
James Temple: Will you ever get enough?
Frank McCloud: Will you, Rocco?
Johnny Rocco: Well, I never have. No, I guess I won't. You, do you know what you want?
Frank McCloud: Yes, I had hopes once, but I gave them up.
Johnny Rocco: Hopes for what?
Frank McCloud: A world in which there's no place for Johnny Rocco.


Gaye Dawn: [finishes her song and goes over to the bar] Give me that drink now, Johnny.
Johnny Rocco: No.
Gaye Dawn: Johnny!
Johnny Rocco: [louder] No.
Gaye Dawn: But you promised!
Johnny Rocco: So what?
Gaye Dawn: You said that...
Johnny Rocco: But you were rotten.


read more quotes from Key Largo...

Facts about

The movie was filmed in only 78 days, virtually all on the Warner Bros. lot, except for a few shots in Florida used for the opening scenes.
Santana was the name of Humphrey Bogart's yacht, which he purchased from June Allyson and Dick Powell. He loved the Santana so much he named his production company after it.
The film was produced in 1948, the same year in which there actually were two major hurricanes, late in the season, less than a month apart, that went directly through the Florida Keys. (See Hurricanes #7 and #8 of 1948)
read more facts about Key Largo...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Best Supporting Actress Oscar 1948






See more Best Supporting Actress awards>>
Also directed by John Huston




More about John Huston >>
Also produced by Jerry Wald




More about Jerry Wald >>
Related Lists
Create a list




See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1948




See All 1948 films >>
More "Gangsters" films



See All "Gangsters" films >>
More "Based on Play" films



See All "Based on Play" films >>