Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
At one point in the movie, Romanian born Edward G. Robinson's character, Johnny Rocco, angrily says, "After living in the USA for more than 30 years they call me an undesirable and want to throw me out of the country...like I was a dirty red or something." A year after this film, he was investigated by the Committee on Un-American Activities which claimed the progressive Democrat, was "frequently involved in Communist fronts and causes". Robinson eventually testified as a friendly witness but he was still grey listed in the 1950's. Robinson also owned a copy of Leon Trotsky's Autobiography "My Life", that the famed exiled had autographed for him.
Sheriff Ben Wade:
Bus Driver: Hi, Ben. What gives?
Sheriff Ben Wade: We're lookin' for a couple Indians broke out of jail. Young bucks in fancy shirts. If you see anything of 'em, telephone my office at Palm Grove.
Bus Driver: Okay.
Bus Driver: Those Indians they're lookin' for must be from around here. They ...
The length of Johnny Rocco's tie is constantly changing from one scene to the next, and on and on.
At the southernmost point of the United States are the Florida Keys, a string of small islands held together by a concrete causeway. Largest of these remote coral islands is Key Largo.
Also available in a computer colorized version.