Key Largo (1948) is a great Bogie-Becall film. Featuring a cast of villains, a hurricane, and isolated Florida hotel, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final shot.
Key Largo (1948) Rough Script
Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. Today we are looking at another pairing of Bogie and Becall. Episode 40 is the wonderful film Key Largo (1948). Not only having a cast of great actors this movie also had the benefit of John Huston as the director. So I will jump right into Key Largo (1948)
Humphrey Bogart … Frank McCloud Episode 50 – Sahara (1943)
Edward G. Robinson … Johnny Rocco Episode – 35 The Violent Men (1955)
Lauren Bacall … Nora Temple Episode – 39 Dark Passage (1947)
Lionel Barrymore played the role of Key Largo …
Humphrey Bogart was born in New York City but not in Hell’s Kitchen or the rough parts like some of the actors we have already talked about. His parents were doing pretty well. Bogie was preparing for medical school at Yale when he was kicked out of Phillips Academy in Massachusetts. Bogart joined the Navy but it believed the war ended before he saw action. It is during this time that he received the scar on his lip that created his distinctive speaking style. The most commonly accepted story is that he was escorting a prisoner to the brig when the prisoner asked for a smoke. When Bogie looked for a match the prisoner hit him with his handcuffs and escaped.
After his time in the Navy, Humphrey Bogart returned to New York and began acting. In 1930, he signed a contract Fox. He did some shorts but Fox released him from his contract after 2 years. He continued stage work and minor roles until Warner Bros. began preparing to film The Petrified Forest …