The Glass Key (Guest Speaker event)

December 5

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

Film Information

Title The Glass Key (Guest Speaker event)
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Country USA
Classification PG
Running Time 85 mins
Release Year 1942
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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