Key Largo (1948)

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A storm of fear and fury in the sizzling Florida Keys !

Directed By John Huston John Huston Starring Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall  •  Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore  •  Claire Trevor Claire Trevor  •  Edward G. Robinson Edward G. Robinson  •  Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Genres Crime Thriller  •  Crime  •  Film Noir  •  Gangster Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Warner Archive Collection  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
Release Info 1948-07-31T00:00:00Z July 31, 1948
B&W  •  100 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (3)

 
nclysander

nclysander on 12/7/2011 Reply  · 

Humphrey Bogart is the star of this film and should be credited.

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nclysander

nclysander on 12/7/2011 Reply  · 

... as should Edgar G. Robinson, who plays the villain.

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Ufhamlet

Ufhamlet on 1/15/2020 Reply  · 

I don't get it. Cheesy, expository dialogue (bad even for the 40's), poorly developed characters, an implausible and poorly executed story, poor chemistry - all the things that cause me to grimace every time a 40's movie is next on my playlist. I realize I have a terribly case of confirmation bias, but this film confirmed it over and over again.

Is this a milestone film in that the whole story occurs in one small setting? Is it "quintessential Bogart and Bacall"? Was a larger body of work inspired by it? Again, I don't get it.

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