Rent The Glass Key (1942)

3.5 of 5 from 67 ratings
1h 21min
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Synopsis:
The Glass Key is based on the popular Dashiell Hammett novel. The Glass Key follows the story of Paul Madvig - a cone-corrupt politician who's decided to give up his past and join forces with Ralph Henry, a respectable candidate in an upcoming election. However, Madvig's crooked history is hard to forget when he finds himself at the centre of a murder plot. In this early collaboration between Donlevy, Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, unforgettable performances and masterful directing by Stuart Heislen make this a truly classic film noir.
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Directors:
Producers:
Fred Kohlmar
Writers:
Jonathan Latimer, Dashiell Hammett
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/02/2007
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/09/2016
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by crime fiction and film expert Barry Forshaw
  • New visual essay on the film by Alastair Phillips, co-author of 100Film Noirs
  • Rare 1946 half-hour radio dramatization of 'The Glass Key' by The Screen Guild Theater, starring Alan Ladd, Marjorie Reynolds and Ward Bond
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

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Reviews (1) of The Glass Key

a smack of gangsterism - The Glass Key review by Cato

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30/07/2018

Not as good as I expected, in that I was hoping for a little more in the way of acting from Alan Ladd, or perhaps the character he was playing. The part was of a bodyguard to Brian Donleavy, but the reasons for that set up were not really spelt out enough for non political types like me. It all smacked of gangsterism, although I suppose times were rougher then. Anyway, for all the beatings up from the great William Bendix in this his first film, it wasn't a hit for me.

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