Key Largo is a 1948 American film noir crime drama directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall.
Army veteran Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) arrives at the Hotel Largo in Key Largo, Florida, visiting the family of George Temple, a friend who served under him and was killed in the Italian campaign several years before. He meets with the friend's widow Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall) and father James (Lionel Barrymore), who owns the hotel. There he is confronted with a gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) and his group who force him to help them escape to Cuba. Frank manages to kill the gang members one by one and heads back to Key Largo, and Nora.
In the film, Lauren Bacall's only outfit is a white shirt wearing with a woolen circle skirt hitting at her calf, and a pair of Spanish style espadrilles.
The white shirt, designed by Leah Rhodes, with pointed collars and one chest pocket, accompanies Lauren Bacall on her emotional journey as Nora with Frank on screen, as well as her time onsite as Bacall with Bogard off screen.
Key Largo was the fourth and final film Lauren Bacall made with her husband Humphrey Bogart. Her white shirt, as well as that worn by Bogart coordinating perfectly with hers, is like a symbol of connection between the two stars who are lovers both on screen and off screen.
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