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The Key

Directed by Michael Curtiz
United States, 1934
Drama, War


British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles with an old girlfriend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know about “the Irish Problem.”

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The Key Directed by Michael Curtiz

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  • Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Key

    Is there anything recorded on whether this paved the way for Curtiz to make Casablanca? Because it's the same film... What a goddamn fascinating footnote. How does no one talk about this movie? It's finely made, clearly a stepping stone in style toward Casablanca's masterful verve and rhythm, and I can't see how The Key didn't end up giving us that film. I'd welcome some historical perspective from those who have it.

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