Key Largo

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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 the Osceola Brothers and a deputy sheriff start to motivate McCloud to overcome his Hamlet-like inaction.

Director: John Huston
Writer: Richard Brooks (screenplay), John Huston (screenplay), Maxwell Anderson (based on the play by)
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Year: 1948
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 31 Jul 1948
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.


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Frank McCloud - Humphrey Bogart
Johnny Rocco - Edward G. Robinson
Nora Temple - Lauren Bacall
James Temple - Lionel Barrymore
Gaye Dawn - Claire Trevor
Richard 'Curly' Hoff - Thomas Gomez
Edward 'Toots' Bass - Harry Lewis
Deputy Clyde Sawyer - John Rodney
Angel Garcia - Dan Seymour
Sheriff Ben Wade - Monte Blue
Ralph Feeney - William Haade
Bus Passenger - Beulah Archuletta
Ziggy's Henchman #1 - Luther Crockett
The Traveler - Pat Flaherty
Old Indian Woman - Felipa Gómez
Ziggy's Henchman #2 - Jerry Jerome
Dispatcher - John Litel
Skipper of Rocco's Boat - Alberto Morin
Ziggy's Henchman #3 - John Phillips
John Osceola - Rodd Redwing
Tom Osceola - Jay Silverheels
Bus Driver - Joe P. Smith
Bus Passenger - William Wilkerson