Kid Glove Killer
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Kid Glove Killer is an expanded remake of They're Always Caught (1938), a 2-reel entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Van Heflin stars as criminologist Gordon McKay, at present investigating the murder of of reform mayor Daniels (Samuel S. Hinds). What the audience knows, but McKay doesn't, is that the the culprit is district attorney Gerald Ladimer (Lee Bowman), ostensibly a crusader against organized crime. Thickening the plot is the fact that McKay and Ladimer are rivals for the affections of McKay's pretty lab assistant Jane Mitchell (Marsha Hunt). The… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of those moderately-budgeted programmers that appear at long intervals to rise far above the level intended."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A terrific debut film for both Van Heflin and for Fred Zinnemann in the director's chair."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A first-rate job all round."
‑ Theodore Strauss, New York Times
"The taut plot is well served by the style of documentary fiction Zinnemann applied to a few of his earlier films."
‑ , Film4
"Fred Zinnemann's feature debut, a neat, unpretentious and really rather enjoyable whodunit about the hunt for the killer of the town's crusading mayor."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's the kind of film only television now makes, but this one's a beaut and hard to beat."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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