The Glass Key
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Dashiel Hammett's The Glass Key, a tale of big-city political corruption, was first filmed in 1935, with Edward Arnold as a duplicitous political boss and George Raft as his loyal lieutenant. This 1942 remake improves on the original, especially in replacing the stolid Raft with the charismatic Alan Ladd. Brian Donlevy essays the role of the boss, who is determined to back reform candidate Moroni Olsen, despite Ladd's gut feeling that this move is a mistake. Ladd knows that Donlevy is doing a political about-face merely to get in solid with Olsen's pretty daughter Veronica Lake. It… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Solid remake of the 1935 film of the same name."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"First-rate noir thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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