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The Key
Directed by:
Carol Reed

Released in the USA on July 01 of 1958, "The Key" (also known as "Chiave, La") is a Drama/Romance/War film directed by Carol Reed, and written by Carl Foreman . William Holden is starring, alongside Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Kieron Moore, Bernard Lee and Beatrix Lehmann.

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Who directed "The Key":

The Key was directed by Carol Reed, an English director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before The Key, Carol Reed had directed Trapeze, released in 1956, A Kid for Two Farthings (1955), The Man Between (1953), Outcast of the Islands (1952), The Fallen Idol (1948), and Odd Man Out (1947). Since, he directed Our Man in Havana, released in 1959, Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), The Running Man (1963), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Oliver! (1968).

When was "The Key" released:

The Key was first released on Tuesday, July 01, 1958, in the United States. Also released on this day was How to Make a Monster (dir. Herbert L. Strock). This was sixty-one (61) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, May 28, 1958 in the United Kingdom and on Tuesday, September 23, 1958 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The Key":

At the casting of The Key we find William Holden, previously seen in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Toward the Unknown (1956); Sophia Loren (Desire Under the Elms (1958), Legend of the Lost (1957)); Trevor Howard (Interpol (1957), Manuela (1957)) [ more... ]

  • Russell Waters and Trevor Howard, Sidney Vivian also appeared in Lady Godiva Rides Again, released in 1951.
  • Trevor Howard and Irene Handl also worked together in Brief Encounter, released in 1945.
  • Beatrix Lehmann and Irene Handl also worked together in Wonderwall, released in 1968.

What is the Storyline of "The Key":

American David Ross (William Holden), a sergeant in the Canadian army, is hastily promoted and assigned to command one of the Royal Navy's slow, poorly-armed tugboats, which bring in freighters crippled near England by German attacks. The main danger is from U-boats and aircraft.

David is pleased to be reunited with an old friend, Captain Chris Ford (Trevor Howard). Chris takes him out on a mission, then brings him home to his flat to meet his lover Stella (Sophia Loren). She had been engaged to [...]

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