Noir City: Key Largo

USA | 1948 | 100 min. | John Huston

February 10, 2023

Noir City

A WWII veteran runs up against a gangster holding the staff and guests of a hotel hostage as a hurricane bears down on them. 

Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members
Passes (valid for all Noir City screenings): $150 | $100 SIFF members

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for Noir City screenings.

Hosted by Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation founder, Turner Classic Movies' "Noir Alley").

The final pairing of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall 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, is Gaye Dawn, a broken-down chanteuse who's Eddie G.'s booze-sodden moll. Trevor won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her memorable performance.

Note courtesy of Noir City.

  • Director: John Huston
  • Principal Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 100 min.
  • Producer: Jerry Wald
  • Screenplay: Richard Brooks, John Huston (Based on the1939 play by Maxwell Anderson)
  • Cinematographers: Karl Freund
  • Editors: Rudi Fehr
  • Music: Max Steiner
  • Filmography: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Chinatown (1974), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), Annie (1982), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: Warner Bros Classics