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Key Largo (1948)

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4.5 out of 10 Top quality
Liam from Dublin, 20 May 2011
I had heard the name so often I assumed I had seen it on TV years ago. But I hadn't which made it all the better because I didn't know what was going to happen. Great cast, great plot, great tension; And finally a great shootout. Edward G Robinson steals every scene he's in.
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Richard Brooks and John Huston's screenplay for Huston's Key Largo eschews the lofty blank verse of Maxwell Anderson's original play, concentrating instead on the simmering tensions among the many characters. Humphrey Bogart plays Frank McCloud, an embittered war veteran who travels to Key Largo in Florida, there to meet Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), the wife of his deceased war buddy. Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by Nora's father-in-law James Temple (Lionel Barrymore),...

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