History Film / KeyLargo

8th Dec '16 7:57:22 AM Doug86
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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], a WorldWarII veteran who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Creator/EdwardGRobinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Creator/EdwardGRobinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.



* WorldWarII: Provides the backdrop to Frank's disillusionment.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Provides the backdrop to Frank's disillusionment.
11th Jun '16 10:42:35 PM gallium
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* TheAlcoholic: Gaye.


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* DiagonalBilling: Robinson's and Bogart's credits are shown this way, with Bacall's off to the right.


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* LadyDrunk: Gaye, who spends most of her time in the hotel begging for liquor. It seems tat being Rocco's moll hasn't been good for her.


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* ShoutOut: One that most viewers won't get. But Frank tells Nora about being with Nora's husband at the battle of San Pietro, and how her husband was killed and buried by the ruins of a church. Well, there really was a battle of San Pietro, complete with a bombed-out medieval church. It was the subject of Army documentary film ''Film/TheBattleOfSanPietro'', directed by--John Huston.
21st Mar '16 2:56:25 PM eroock
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* AffectionatePickpocket: Gaye hugs Rocco to steal his gun.



* PercussivePickpocket: How Gaye steals Rocco's gun.
3rd Mar '16 3:40:15 PM eroock
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* GuileHero: [=McCloud=] plays Rocco like a fiddle throughout the film, right up to the end.
3rd Mar '16 3:38:56 PM eroock
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* HostileWeather

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* HostileWeatherHostileWeather: A hurricane plays a pivotal part in the movie.
3rd Mar '16 3:35:58 PM eroock
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!!This film provides examples of :

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* BloodlessCarnage: Common for the period, the climatic shootout is perfectly bloodless and even without any bullet holes showing. The only blood on screen comes from Sawyer's head wound.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Common for the period, the climatic shootout shoot-out is perfectly bloodless and bloodless, even without any bullet holes showing. holes. The only blood on screen on-screen comes from Sawyer's head wound.
3rd Mar '16 3:34:32 PM eroock
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'''''Key Largo''''' is a 1948 FilmNoir directed by Creator/JohnHuston, adapted InNameOnly from a 1939 play by Maxwell Anderson.

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'''''Key Largo''''' ''Key Largo'' is a 1948 FilmNoir directed by Creator/JohnHuston, adapted InNameOnly from a 1939 play by Maxwell Anderson.



!!Tropes used by the {{film noir}}:

* TheAlcoholic: Gaye

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!!Tropes used by the {{film noir}}:

!!This film provides examples of :

* TheAlcoholic: GayeGaye.
* BloodlessCarnage: Common for the period, the climatic shootout is perfectly bloodless and even without any bullet holes showing. The only blood on screen comes from Sawyer's head wound.



* ClosedCircle: Thanks to HostileWeather, the main characters are trapped in one place for the entire movie.
* CueTheSun: The second to last scene of Nora opening the blinds to let the sun in after the hurricane has passed.



* DontExplainTheJoke: Toots is called out on his habit to explain his jokes.
* DramaticThunder: More often than not does the thunder strike at a pivotal point in the narrative.



* ILied: Rocco promises Gaye a drink if she sings but refuses to give her one once she is done.
* InNameOnly: All that the film has in common with the play it is supposedly based on is there being a couple of fugitive Seminoles falsely blamed for a murder. The characters of the play have completely different names and backstories. The play does not feature a gangster taking people hostage, and is not set during a hurricane or even in a hotel, though its Spanish Civil War background was out of date by the time the film was produced.



* ItsAlwaysSunnyInMiami: Averted with the hurricane striking the island.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: A deadly trap for Sawyer.



* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Frank has to shoot Rocco, who is attempting all the while with his last strength to raise his gun and shoot Frank, three times before he finally stays down]].

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* RasputinianDeath: MultipleGunshotDeath: [[spoiler:Frank has to shoot Rocco, who is attempting all the while with his last strength to raise his gun and shoot Frank, three times before he finally stays down]].down]].
* PercussivePickpocket: How Gaye steals Rocco's gun.
* ThePlace: Key Largo.



* SilentWhisper: Rocco's whispering to Bacall's character. We never know what was said, of course, but obviously it must have been horrible, and the viewer is basically free to set the perversion meter at just past their own tolerance level.



* SpitefulSpit: Nora spits Rocco in the face out of contempt.



* ThoseTwoActors: This was Bogart and Bacall's final film together. They would have a radio show together, and they did a version of ''The Petrified Forest'' for television in the fifties, but contract problems and Bogart's illness and death prevented them from working on another film together.
* WorldWarII: provides the backdrop to Frank's disillusionment.

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* ThoseTwoActors: This was Bogart and Bacall's final film together. They would have a radio show together, and they did a version of ''The Petrified Forest'' for television in the fifties, but contract problems and Bogart's illness and death prevented them from working on another film together.
* WorldWarII: provides Provides the backdrop to Frank's disillusionment.




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* WouldHitAGirl: One of Rocco's henchmen gets rough with Gaye because of her drunkenness.
* YouNoTakeCandle: The way the Indians speak (with proper American accent no less).
9th Feb '16 4:21:45 PM jamespolk
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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], a WorldWarII veteran who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], a WorldWarII veteran who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson).(Creator/EdwardGRobinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.
15th Jan '16 4:43:14 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

The hotel is run by the disabled James Temple (Creator/LionelBarrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Creator/LaurenBacall), the widow of Frank's old friend, they are helpless under Rocco and his gang. James mourns the loss of his son in Italy and wants him to have died a hero. A passing sheriff's deputy, checking on the place as a hurricane threatens to blow in, is also taken hostage by Rocco's gang. A group of local Seminoles try to find sanctuary but are forced to huddle outside as the storm approaches.

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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], a WorldWarII veteran who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

The hotel is run by the disabled James Temple (Creator/LionelBarrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Creator/LaurenBacall), the widow of Frank's old friend, they are helpless under Rocco and his gang.friend. James mourns the loss of his son in Italy and wants him to have died a hero. A passing sheriff's deputy, checking on the place as a hurricane threatens to blow in, is also taken hostage by Rocco's gang. A group of local Seminoles try to find sanctuary but are forced to huddle outside as the storm approaches.
15th Jan '16 4:42:04 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). The hotel is run by the disabled James Temple (Creator/LionelBarrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Creator/LaurenBacall), the widow of Frank's old friend, they are helpless under Rocco and his gang. Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

James mourns the loss of his son in Italy and wants him to have died a hero. A passing sheriff's deputy, checking on the place as a hurricane threatens to blow in, is also taken hostage by Rocco's gang. A group of local Seminoles try to find sanctuary but are forced to huddle outside as the storm approaches. The hurricane arrives before the gang can do business and depart, and the mobsters are trapped with the hostages as the hurricane hits shore.

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Creator/HumphreyBogart plays Frank [=McCloud=], who visits a shoddy, run-down hotel in Key Largo, Florida, that has been taken over by a notorious gangster named Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). The hotel is run by the disabled James Temple (Creator/LionelBarrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Creator/LaurenBacall), the widow of Frank's old friend, they are helpless under Rocco and his gang. Rocco is waiting at the hotel to conduct business, and awaits the first chance to flee to Cuba where he'd been exiled by the feds.

The hotel is run by the disabled James Temple (Creator/LionelBarrymore) and his daughter-in-law Nora (Creator/LaurenBacall), the widow of Frank's old friend, they are helpless under Rocco and his gang. James mourns the loss of his son in Italy and wants him to have died a hero. A passing sheriff's deputy, checking on the place as a hurricane threatens to blow in, is also taken hostage by Rocco's gang. A group of local Seminoles try to find sanctuary but are forced to huddle outside as the storm approaches.

The hurricane arrives before the gang can do business and depart, and the mobsters are trapped with the hostages as the hurricane hits shore.
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