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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.
Publisher: [California] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000.
Edition: Standard version.
ISBN: 9780790746999
0790746999
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.

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Dec 04, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston, adapted by Richard Brooks and Huston from Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play of the same name.
It is a gripping, thrilling and suspenseful movie with an emotional, revealing and dramatic climax, in which Robinson's alcoholic former moll, ex-nightclub singer "Gaye Dawn", played by Claire Trevor, is forced to sing a song before he will allow her to have a drink.
The song is "Moanin' Low"---about a woman who's trapped in a relationship with a very cruel man.
While singing, Gaye realizes that that's exactly her real life situation.
She slowly breaks down, and her voice falters and she sings off key.
Robinson is dismissive but Bogart pours her a stiff drink, saying, "You deserve this."

Nov 27, 2014
  • d1967 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic performance by Edward G Robinson !

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

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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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