More About Key Largo
A notorious gangster (Edward G. Robinson) holds the residents of a hotel hostage during a tropical storm. This captivating cinematic adaptation of the play by Maxwell Anderson won an Academy Award for Claire Trevor's supporting role.
1948 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner
Main Cast & Crew
John Huston - Director
Edward G. Robinson
Army veteran Frank McCloud visits the family of an Army buddy who was killed in the war, only to find that their Key West hotel has been taken over by a bunch of exiled gangsters who are orchestrating their own comeback.
Produced on stage by The Playwrights Company in 1939. Paul Muni originated the role that Humphrey Bogart later played on the screen. Colorized versions of the film are available.
"...A dark, claustrophobic thriller....John Huston directs with care, getting his pressure cooker up and bubbling, then letting it build towards the inevitable conclusion..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 03/01/2000 Total Film, p.84