The Glass Key (1942)

During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralph’s son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Paul’s sister Opal, is murdered, Paul’s right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situation of The Observer to force the publisher Clyde Matthews to use the newspaper to raise the suspicion that Paul Madvig might have killed Taylor.

Directing:
  • Stuart Heisler

Writing:
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Jonathan Latimer

Stars:
Release Date: 1942-09-08
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85

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Richard Denning
Richard Denni...
Taylor Henry
Frances Gifford
Frances Giffo...
Nurse
Eddie Marr
Eddie Marr
Rusty (Varna's henchman)
Brian Donlevy
Brian Donlevy
Paul Madvig
Joseph Calleia
Joseph Callei...
Nick Varna
Arthur Loft
Arthur Loft
Clyde Matthews
Dane Clark
Dane Clark
Henry Sloss (uncredited)
William Bendix
William Bendi...
Jeff (Varna's henchman)
Donald MacBride
Donald MacBri...
DIst. Attorney Farr
Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
Ed Beaumont
Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake
Janet Henry
Bonita Granville
Bonita Granvi...
Opal 'Snip' Madvig
Margaret Hayes
Margaret Haye...
Eloise Matthews
Moroni Olsen
Moroni Olsen
Ralph Henry
Norma Varden
Norma Varden
Henrys' Dinner Guest (uncredited)
William Benedict
William Bened...
Farr's Office Boy
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Dinner Party Guest
Tom Fadden
Tom Fadden
Waiter
Chuck Hamilton
Chuck Hamilto...
Policeman
James Millican
James Millica...
Politician
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