Key Largo (1948)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  

USA, 1948.  .  Screenplay by , John Huston, based on the play by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1948.

Exciting intrigue in the Florida keys! When a big-time gangster () needs a place to hide out from the police and the oncoming tropical storms, he takes a hotel hostage and forces the owner () and his daughter () to keep him comfortable. Luckily, acid-tongued is also stuck there with them and manages to save the day. is excellent as Robinson’s booze-loving mistress in this terrific drama that features incredibly tense moments under the direction of the legendary John Huston.

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