Cover image for Key Largo
Title:
Key Largo
Author:
Brooks, Richard, 1912-1992.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2000, [2005]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint.
General Note:
Standard version.

Based on the play of the same title by Maxwell Anderson.

DVD release of the 1948 motion picture.

Special features: production notes, scene access, behind the scenes, awards, and the original theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French
ISBN:
9780790746999
Format :
DVD

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Gangster hoods take over a hotel during a hurricane.


Author Notes

Lauren Bacall September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014 Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in Brooklyn, New York on September 16, 1924. She started modeling as a teenager and at the age of 18, appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. This cover led to her first movie, To Have and Have Not, which was released in 1944 and also starred Humphrey Bogart, who became her lover on the set. They were married on May 21, 1945. They starred in several movies together including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. They were married for 12 years before Bogart died of cancer in 1957.

During her lifetime, she appeared in more than 40 movies including How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Dogville, and Manderlay. She received an honorary Academy Award in 2009 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures" and was named a Kennedy Center Honors winner in 1997.

She also appeared on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie and Cactus Flower. She won Tony Awards for her starring roles in Applause and Woman of the Year, which were both adapted from classic films. Her first autobiography, Lauren Bacall by Myself, won a National Book Award in 1980. Her second autobiography, Now, was published in 1994. She died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89.

(Bowker Author Biography)