Shot Behind the Shot: Key Largo (1948)

Behind the scenes of Key Largo

A set-up on John Huston’s 1948 noir Key Largo for a scene in which a centenarian Native American woman bums a cigarette off Humphrey Bogart’s vagabond ex-army captain. The film marked the final of four pairings of Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall.

Released the same year as Huston and Bogart’s Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo finds Bogart and gangster Edward G. Robinson squaring off in a Florida hotel besieged by a hurricane.

Behind the Scenes: The African Queen (1951)


In the early 1950’s, Hollywood studio pictures did not make it a habit of trekking bulky Technicolor cameras into the world’s remote regions to shoot star-studded romantic adventure movies. But in 1951, that’s exactly what director John Huston did when he filmed a hefty portion of The African Queen on location in the Belgian Congo and Uganda. (continue for more photos) Continue Reading ›