Madvig (the superb Brian Donlevy), a politician, tries to clean up his crooked past which involves refusing the support a former gangster connection. Suddenly Madvig finds he’s been framed for murder. Loyal sidekick Beaumont (Ladd) sets out to discover the truth. Classic 40s film noir based on a Dashiel Hammett novel: expect the taciturn investigator, the femme fatale (Veronica Lake of course) and an intriguing plot. And is there a touch of homo-eroticism in the interrogation scene?
‘Alan Ladd is the cold, monosyllabic toughie… his performance more than anything else gives ‘The Glass Key’ its frequent suspense.’ T.S. New York Times
With film historian and top WFC speaker Nick
Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy
|Title||The Glass Key (Guest Speaker event)|
|Directed by||Stuart Heisler|
|Running Time||85 mins|