The Glass Key Movie Review 1942

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Previously filmed in 1935, this version of Dashiell Hammet's novel is a vintage mystery concerning nominally corrupt politician Madvig (Donlevy) being framed for murder, and his assistant Ed Beaumont (Ladd) sleuthing out the real culprit. One of Ladd's first starring vehicles; Lake is the mystery woman who loves him, and Bendix a particularly vicious thug.


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Available on VHS
Running time 85 minutes.

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Mystery & Suspense, Film Noir, Amateur Sleuths, Books to Film: Dashiell Hammett, Screen Teams: Ladd & Lake
Jonathan Latimer
Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning, Joseph Calleia, Moroni Olsen, Dane Clark
Theodor Sparkuhl
Stuart Heisler
Victor Young
Paramount Pictures

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