The Glass Key
The Glass Key (1942)

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,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 14, 1942
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Solid remake of the 1935 film of the same name.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First-rate noir thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Dashiel Hammett's story is a big, fat juicy steak of a story about tryna get ahead the American way. Only there's a body in the way to be accounted… More
Stephen M
Brian Donlevy's crooked, McGinty-ish politician angers a criminal associate (Joseph Calleia, effortlessly sinister) by pledging his support for a reform… More
jay nixon
Not as good as This Gun for Hire but a solid crime drama with the Lake/Ladd pairing as potent as ever.
Stella Dallas
this was really damn good and an inspiration for both yojimbo and miller's crossing. i could definitely rate it higher except that i always have… More
xGary Xx
A political wheeler dealer with ties to organized crime falls for the daughter of a reformist politician but when her brother is murdered, the blame seems to… More
Anthony Valletta
Inspired both Yojimbo and Miller's Crossing.