Winter Nights: Key Largo

(dir. J. Huston, 1948, USA, 101 mins., NR)
John Huston directed this evocative tale of a veteran (Humphrey Bogart) who travels to remote Key Largo to meet the widow (Lauren Bacall) of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. The widow and her wheelchair-bound father-in-law (Lionel Barrymore) manage a hotel, soon held hostage by an exiled, sadistic gangster (Edward G. Robinson) and his mob who hole up to await a passing hurricane. Claire Trevor won an Academy Award for her performance as the gangster’s alcoholic girlfriend. The film’s screenplay was adapted from a stage play by Maxwell Anderson, grandfather of Maxwell L. Anderson, the IMA’s Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO, who will introduce the film with a brief videotaped message. Feature preceded by the Warner Brothers cartoon Slick Hare (1947).

Feature shown in 35mm.

Winter Nights Film Series is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Member SIPC.

Winter Nights: Key Largo Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN