Key Largo (1948) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

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Title: Key Largo [IMDb]

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Release date: July 31, 1948
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 100 minutes
IMDB genres: action, crime, drama, film-noir, thriller
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6787669

Synopsis [hide]

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.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): alcoholic, alcoholism, bar, bartender, based on play, bathtub, betrayal, blackout, blood, boat, boathouse, boating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, bus, canoeing, causeway, claustrophobia, conversation with character playing piano, corpse, counterfeit, counterfeit money, courage, crime boss, cripple, cult film, death, deportee, disillusionment, dock, drink, drinking, drunkard, drunkenness, escape, escaped convict, extortion, face slap, father daughter relationship, father in law daughter in law relationship, fear, firearm, fishing boat, flashlight, florida keys, florida straits, fog, gangster, gun, gun moll, gunshot, handicapped, hostage, humiliation, hurricane, inner monologue, innocent man, irrational fear, island, island name in title, key largo, key west florida, lightning, listening to radio, manhunt, mistress, moll, mortal wound, murder, murder of a police officer, native american, oil lamp, old woman, orchestral music score, organized crime, palm tree, photograph, pistol, place name in title, playing cards, police, police car, power outage, prayer, psychological torment, rain, revolver, seasickness, seminole indian, shaving, shot to death, singer, singing, siren, spit in the face, straight razor, thunderstorm, unconscious, veteran, war hero, war veteran, war widow, wheelchair, widow, world war two veteran, hotel

Cast and Crew

Humphrey BogartFrank McCloud
Edward G. RobinsonJohnny Rocco
Lauren BacallNora Temple
Lionel BarrymoreJames Temple
Claire TrevorGaye Dawn
Thomas GomezRichard 'Curly' Hoff
Harry LewisEdward 'Toots' Bass
John RodneyDeputy Clyde Sawyer
Marc LawrenceZiggy
Dan SeymourAngel Garcia
Monte BlueSheriff Ben Wade
William HaadeRalph Feeney

John Huston: director

Max Steiner: composer

Murray Cutter: orchestrator

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:40:20
Music duration: 00:44:49
Pages in score: 124
Total themes: 36
Themes with variants: 11
Total variants: 60
Total gestures: 10
Total underscoring sections: 18
Total underscoring duration: 00:04:46
Total instances: 142


Name Uses Variants
McCloud 20 14
Rocco 3 18 11
Rocco 16 10
Rocco 2 14 9
Tension 8 3
Moanin’ Low 6 5
Nora 3 2
Rocco Whispers 3 0
Seminoles 3 2
Key Largo 2 0
Largo Hotel 2 1
Alcohol Denial 1 0
Burial Place 1 0
Bus Stops 1 0
Expressivo 1 0
Gaye 1 0
Gaye Pours a Drink 1 0
Hope 1 0
Ominous 1 0
Relief 1 0
Rocco Pacing 1 0
Shelter in the Storm 1 0
Sheriff Leaves 1 0
Signature 1 0
Storm 1 0
Storm Subsides 1 0
The Bus 1 0
The Keys 1 0
Transition 1 0
Traveling 1 0
Wind 1 0

Other films borrowed from:

Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

Each Dawn I Die (1939)


Name Uses
McCloud + Taps 1
Rocco + Tension 1
Rocco 2 + McCloud 1
Rocco 3 + Tension + Laughing 1

Source Music

Name Uses
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 1
Laughing 1
Taps 1


Climbing down
Falling and dying
Tosses gun
Tosses rope
Tosses rope 2
Tree falls