The Glass Key
The Glass Key

Release Date

Oct 14, 1942

1942

The Glass Key

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

Paul Madvig

Brian Donlevy

Paul Madvig

Janet Henry

Veronica Lake

Janet Henry

Ed Beaumont

Alan Ladd

Ed Beaumont

Opal 'Snip' Madvig

Bonita Granville

Opal 'Snip' Madvig

Taylor Henry

Richard Denning

Taylor Henry

Nick Varna

Joseph Calleia

Nick Varna

Jeff (Varna's henchman)

William Bendix

Jeff (Varna's henchman)

Nurse

Frances Gifford

Nurse

DIst. Attorney Farr

Donald MacBride

DIst. Attorney Farr

Eloise Matthews

Margaret Hayes

Eloise Matthews

Ralph Henry

Moroni Olsen

Ralph Henry

Rusty (Varna's henchman)

Eddie Marr

Rusty (Varna's henchman)

Clyde Matthews

Arthur Loft

Clyde Matthews

Claude Tuttle

George Meader

Claude Tuttle

Henry Sloss (uncredited)

Dane Clark

Henry Sloss (uncredited)

Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse

Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)

Henrys' Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Norma Varden

Henrys' Dinner Guest (uncredited)

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