Monday, August 18, 2008

Hurricane Season and Key Largo

Since we are in the midst of Hurricane season, I may have to dig out one of my favorite hurricane movies. That would be John Huston's 1948 Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore. If you happen to live in hurricane country, this always makes a good one to watch while waiting on the storm. What better plot could you ask for; the owners of a small hotel in the Florida Keys and his friends and family welcome some men to wait out the impending hurricane. The guests turn out to be mobsters who end up holding everyone hostage. High drama with the added element of nature's fury. If you haven't seen this one, you should add it to your "must see" list.

And of course, this film was the inspiration for a 1981 hit song of the same name by singer Bertie Higgins. CLICK HERE to watch the video.