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Key Largo ()


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A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

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Frank McCloud
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Johnny Rocco
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Nora Temple
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James Temple
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Gaye Dawn
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Richard 'Curly' Hoff
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Edward 'Toots' Bass
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Deputy Clyde Sawyer
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Ziggy
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Angel Garcia
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Sheriff Ben Wade
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Ralph Feeney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Archuletta ...
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Luther Crockett ...
Ziggy's Henchman #1 (uncredited)
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The Traveler (uncredited)
Felipa Gómez ...
Old Indian Woman (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ...
Ziggy's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
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Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Skipper of Rocco's Boat (uncredited)
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Ziggy's Henchman #3 (uncredited)
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John Osceola (uncredited)
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Tom Osceola (uncredited)
Joe P. Smith ...
Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Huston

Written by

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Richard Brooks ... (screenplay) and
John Huston ... (screenplay)
 
Maxwell Anderson ... (based on the play by)

Produced by

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Jerry Wald ... producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Karl Freund

Film Editing by

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Rudi Fehr

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Leo K. Kuter

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Fred M. MacLean

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Betty Delmont ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Frank McCoy ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Chuck Hansen ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur Lueker ... assistant director (uncredited)
John Prettyman ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Donald P. Desmond ... set construction (uncredited)
Budd Friend ... props (uncredited)
George Sweeney ... props (uncredited)
Tyrus Wong ... art department (uncredited)

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Dolph Thomas ... sound

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Robert Burks ... special effects
William C. McGann ... special effects director (as William McGann)

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Allen Pomeroy ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

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Everett Dexter ... grip (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks ... second camera (uncredited)
Burt Jones ... best boy (uncredited)
Mac Julian ... still photographer (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lee Wilson ... gaffer (uncredited)

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Leah Rhodes ... wardrobe
Marie Blanchard ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ted Schultz ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Murray Cutter ... orchestrator

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Jean Baker ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane. Mr. Temple strongly reviles Rocco but due to his infirmities can only confront him verbally. Having become disillusioned by the violence of war, Frank is reluctant to act, but Rocco's demeaning treatment of his alcoholic moll, Gaye Dawn, and his complicity in the deaths of the Osceola Brothers and a deputy sheriff start to motivate McCloud to overcome his Hamlet-like inaction. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Taglines A storm of fear and fury in the sizzling Florida Keys ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gangster in Key Largo (Germany)
  • Cayo Largo (Spain)
  • Gangster in Key Largo (West Germany)
  • Huracán de pasiones (Argentina)
  • Huracán de pasiones (Mexico)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia Although they played on-screen enemies, off-screen Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson treated each other with great respect. Bogart insisted Robinson be treated like a major star and would not come to the set until he was ready. Often, he would go to Robinson's trailer to personally escort him to the set. See more »
Goofs Describing the summer heat in the Keys, Mr. Temple says that it will cool down in November: "The thermometer will drop to 100 (F, about 38C)", implying that summer temperatures are consistently above 100. This is incorrect. The climate is humid, but the adjacent waters moderate the temperature. Average summer high is 87F (31C). According to the Keys official tourism website, "The hottest it's ever been in Key West is 97º F (36º C), and that was way back in 1880." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into You, Murderer (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Moanin' Low See more »
Crazy Credits At the southernmost point of the United States are the Florida Keys, a string of small islands held together by a concrete causeway. Largest of these remote coral islands is Key Largo. See more »
Quotes [Rocco is showing strain at the height of the hurricane's force]
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.
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