Noirvember: Key Largo


Fox Theatre Sun, Nov 26, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1948
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:John Huston
STARRING:Humphrey Bogart
Edward G. Robinson
Lauren Bacall
Lionel Barrymore
Claire Trevor


"It's better to be a live coward than a dead hero."

Noirvember wouldn't be complete without an appearance by Bogie and Bacall!

The final pairing of the two is a spine-tingling tale of a WWII veteran (Bogart) running up against a gangster (Edward G. Robinson) who’s holding the staff and guests of a coastal hotel hostage as a hurricane bears down on them.

Bacall plays the daughter of proprietor Lionel Barrymore, and noir’s grandest dame, Claire Trevor who won an Oscar for her performance, is Gaye Dawn, a broken-down chanteuse who’s Eddie G.’s booze-sodden moll. 

John Huston’s direction oozes discomfort in every frame, from the claustrophobic staging to the sweat-drenched close-ups of henchmen. So much time is spent on the threat of violence that when things finally do turn bloody in the final act, the impact is devastating.

One screening only - don't miss this gem on the big screen!