This is my favorite Bogie & Bacall movie. Maybe it's because I love the sensual mystery of the Keys so much, and, combined with a John Houston production, and two Hollywood screen and real life legends, it can't miss. The story of an old hotel being taken over by gangster Edward G. Robinson and his crew of lug-heads on the lam is filled with drama, intelligent dialogue, and just a wonderful inter-play between a classic group of actors. Bogie & Bacall exude chemistry, as always. Bogie has a few cracks, but he's still our hero ! And Lionel Barrymore is wonderful as the wheel chair bound, but still feisty hotel owner. Claire Trevor is great also as Robinsons drunken, has-been floozie, a role for which she won best supporting actress Oscar. This film is sometimes colorized, avoid that version, it MUST be seen in black and white, as should all those great films of the 1940's (Okay, excluding Betty Grables Technicolor extravaganzas). Being an old Hollywood freak, I tend to see more than is obvious to most when viewing a movie like this. But anyone who appreciates great acting and a timeless story will like this film. It also has one of my favorite endings , a classic Hollywood ending, for a classic film. LOVE it!!