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)

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Best Supporting ActressClaire TrevorWon
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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


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Quotes from

Nora Temple: Charlie! Charlie Winook and his family, Crawfish Island. Charlie's a prince of the Seminole Nation. His ancestors go back to the gods. He sells sea shells by the sea shore.


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!


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.


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Facts about

The ramshackle hotel where most of the drama unfolds was constructed on the Warner Bros. lot along with the beach area. Exterior shots of the hurricane were actually taken from stock footage used in Night Unto Night, a Ronald Reagan melodrama made the same year at Warner Bros.
The final confrontation on a boat is actually the ending to the book "To Have and Have Not" which wasn't used in the film version.
Lionel Barrymore was severely disabled by arthritis (clearly visible in his hands) and was confined to a wheelchair, making the scene in which his Mr. Temple character gets up and falls taking a swing at Toots more than a dramatic moment.
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