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Key Largo

(DVD - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Key Largo
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A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.
Title: Key Largo
[videorecording]
Publisher: [California] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000.
Edition: Standard version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: production notes, scene access, behind the scenes, awards, and the original theatrical trailer.
DVD release of the 1948 motion picture.
Based on the play of the same title by Maxwell Anderson.
Summary: A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award winner, 1948: best supporting actress, Claire Trevor.
Local Note: 1 15 53 80 112 118 133 148 149 151 152 182 198 216 231 274
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Maxwell - 1888-1959.
Trevor, Claire - 1909-2000.
Barrymore, Lionel - 1878-1954.
Bacall, Lauren - 1924-2014.
Robinson, Edward G. - 1893-1973.
Bogart, Humphrey - 1899-1957.
Wald, Jerry - 1911-1962.
Huston, John - 1906-1987.
Brooks, Richard - 1912-1992.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Turner Entertainment Co
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
ISBN: 9780790746999
0790746999
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Richard Brooks and John Huston ; produced by Jerry Wald ; directed by John Huston
Credits: Director of photography, Karl Freund ; film editor, Rudi Fehr ; music, Max Steiner.
Performers: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor.
System Details: DVD, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
English or French with optional English or French subtitles.
Subject Headings: Gangsters Florida Key Largo Drama. World War, 1939-1945 Veterans Drama. Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959 Film adaptations.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Film noir.
Gangster films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Gangsters
World War, 1939-1945
Publisher No: 65010
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Jul 10, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bogart is kinda laid back and stoic in this film in comparison to Edward G. Robinson who is all over the map with braggadocio, stupidity, fear, superstition, brutality, ignorance, etc. These two are at the heart of this great crime film of ex-soldier meeting waning crime boss. A huge number of the characters will not make it to “the end.” Claire Trevor won the Oscar for best supporting actress in her role as the old mostly drunken aging girl friend of the waning crime boss Robinson.

Jun 22, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Huston is responsible for making one of the Best Movies of All Time in Key Largo. He put together an all star cast with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson. The story takes place almost entirely in a hotel at Key Largo. Edward G. Robinson is holding everyone against their will. Just what kind of will does it take to escape a gangster and his men. Did I mention a storm is approaching? The movie is gripping from start to finish. All of the cast are wonderful in their parts, especially Bogart and Bacall. A Five Star Award for the Director and the entire cast! KCLS only has two copies, so hurry and get on the waiting list. Hollywood does not put out Five Star Movies very often!

Jun 02, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lauren Bacall is outstanding in this.

Feb 27, 2014
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A masterpiece of filmmaking by one of the best directors of all time, John Huston. Bogart is ideally cast as a world weary war veteran, visiting the widow and father of a man he served with. Robinson is the exiled gangster heading a small group of crooks who take them all hostage during a hurricane. Robinson is utterly despicable, monstrous, and sociopathic (as fits the character) and yet something of a coward. Claire Trevor deservedly won an Oscar for her role as the gangster's girl, a drunkard with a good heart nonetheless. Lionel Barrymore is sympathetic and likeable as the crippled father- a different status quo for the actor who seems more at home playing conniving and wicked men. Bogart and Bacall shine together. Huston keeps the tension building and building throughout, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats as the story goes along. This is the way movies should be made.

Feb 05, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved the cast. Crotchety Lionel Barrymore always cracks me up -- I always hear the Underdog cartoon character Simon Bar Sinister. Edward G. was an exceptionally despicable little slimeball. Cowardly, too; sweating bullets over a little breeze (lol). The more I've seen Claire Trevor's performances, (e.g. "Born To Kill", "Murder, My Sweet"), the more impressed I am with her. The woman was gritty. And naturally, there's those two. The idyllic Hollywood romantic couple. Sorry, folks, can't resist a chorus: "We had it all... Just like Bogie and Bacall... Starring in our own late, late show... Sailin' away to Key Largo..." Awesome John Huston flick. Max Steiner's score, too. FIVE STARS.

Jan 24, 2013
  • fender13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This one of Bogat's best with a great cast. Edward G. is great as a has been ganster. Lauren Bacal is great in her part.( Bogart's real wife ) Something to look for the name of the boat Santana. That was the name of Bogart's production company

May 24, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Achilling but fascinating and gripping movie.

Mar 20, 2012
  • phyllis49 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Encore

Aug 04, 2011
  • KerrAvon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very dramatic film, Edward G Robinson's gangster isn't even half-way lovable in this one! Only film where Bogart shoots Edward G , and not the other way around! Good stuff!

Apr 06, 2011
  • madishoemake rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This movie is okay- I love Lauren Bacall's character, sort of little girlish (but great). Perfect ending.

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Feb 05, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

James Temple: "Are you thieves or what? You want money? Is this a robbery?" Toots: "Yeah, Pop, we're gonna steal all your towels."

Feb 05, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frank McCloud: "You don't like it, do you Rocco -- the storm? Show it your gun, why don't you? If it doesn't stop, shoot it."

Feb 05, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frank McCloud: "When your head says one thing, and your whole life says another, your head always loses."

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