Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted by Richard Brooks and Huston from Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play of the same name, which played on Broadway for 105 performances in 1939 and 1940.
Key Largo was the fourth and final film pairing of married actors Bogart and Bacall. Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance.
Ex-Major Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) visits a Key Largo hotel run by James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), the father of McCloud's World War II buddy, and his daughter-in-law Nora (Lauren Bacall), the friend's widow, to pay his respects. Temple is deep in grief over the death of his son, and is under the impression that he died a hero in Italy. McCloud does not disabuse him of this, and at Temple's urging he relates exactly the story Temple wants to hear, although it is apparent that McCloud was the actual hero. Nora later confirms this, having had a letter from her husband with the true story.
McCloud finds out that the visitors who are staying at the hotel, supposedly on a fishing trip,...
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