In 1948, John Huston managed to crank out two of his most well-known films – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a masterpiece that received many accolades but took a while to warm up at the box office, and Key Largo, a noirish crime film that takes place during a hurricane on the Florida Keys which did great at the box office but didn’t create a big splash in the awards circles.

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This week, join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we delve into this fascinating and tragic film, once considered a difficult film that received more praise from critics than it did from audiences at the time even though now it’s considered one of the best films ever made.

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And thus sums up the battle within Michael Powell’s and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film, “The Red Shoes” — the battle between love and art. Can the two exist together? Or will one always win out and destroy the other? It’s a fascinating question posed in a beautiful and sumptuous film that we—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—talk about this week on Rash Pixel’s “Movies We Like.

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