The Glass Key
Dir. Stuart Heisler
USA 1942 | Black & white | 85 mins | Cert PG | Film Noir
Cast: Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd
A crooked politician finds it more difficult than he thought to go straight. When Paul Madvig (Donlevy) runs for re-election, he turns his back on gangster Nick Varna (Joseph Calleia). Madvig instead makes his political decisions based on his attempts to woo Janet Henry (Lake), causing him to argue with his friend and aide Ed Beaumont (Ladd). Then after the Janet’s brother is murdered, Varna uses his influence to cast suspicion on his former ally.
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