Classic Movie Friday!

Lauren Bacall with Humphrey Bogart and Claire Trevor in "Key Largo", 1948. This is one of my favorite films from that era, mostly because the sheer heated chemistry of Bogie and Bacall (who were married at the time). But who could forget the hilarious over-the-top evil of Edward G. Robinson's mob boss character? Miss Trevor went on to win a Best Supporting Oscar as Eddie G's boozy former moll. Well deserved. All-in-all, as a film, "Key Largo" was quite a thriller. L.M. Ross:

Key Largo (1948)

Humphrey Bogart

Lauren Bacall

Edward G. Robinson

Claire Trevor

Lionel Barrymore

Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) travels to Florida to visit the family of his late war buddy.

James Temple (Lionel Barrymore) and his son’s widow Nora (Lauren Bacall), operate a hotel in Key Largo. When McCloud arrives, he soon discovers that gangsters have taken over the hotel. With a hurricane coming in, and criminals in the hotel, dissension is the inevitable result.

I loved Lauren Bacall in this movie. I haven’t seen very many movies with her, but this one is my favorite. She has a look and a style all her own. And, her and Humphrey Bogart are so good together.  In this film, she was so dedicated and helpful to her father-in-law and she welcomed her late husband’s friend with the greatest of hospitality. She was a tough yet sensitive character.

“Casablanca” and “The Maltese Falcon,” are my two favorite movies with Bogart, however, I did like this film. I was very interested in how Bogart was going to work through and come out of this situation he found himself him. It’s a good movie! ENJOY!


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