The Key

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The Key ★★½ 1958

A long, slow WWII drama about the key to an Italian girl's apartment that gets passed from tugboat skipper to tugboat skipper before dangerous missions. Ultimately she finds true love, or does she? Based on the novel “Stella” by Jan de Hartog. 134m/B VHS . GB William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oscar Homolka, Kieron Moore; D: Carol Reed; W: Carl Foreman; C: Oswald Morris; M: Malcolm Arnold. British Acad. ‘58: Actor (Howard).