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Kansas City Confidential (1952) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Phil Karlson and produced by Edward Small.

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By Carol Martinheira on May 5, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

About Kansas City Confidential (1952) On May 5, 2018May 5, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized I watched Kansas City Confidential (1952) again last night and, yet again, I realized that a) John Payne was a damn good actor b) Neville Brand is fascinating in a rather unassumin... Read full article


Kansas City Confidential (1952)

on Sep 4, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Despite the ingrained conventions of film noir some films can leave you surprised. So it is with director Phil Karlson’s Kansas City Confidential. What starts as a typical heist film becomes a story of duplicity between good guys and bad?about?the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell to... Read full article


Kansas City Confidential (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 3, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Saying that Phil Karlson has a penchant for gritty crime dramas is a gross understatement. And yet here again is one of those real tough-guy numbers he was known for, where all you have to do is follow the trail of cigarette smoke and every punch is palpable–coming right off the screen and pra... Read full article


Kansas City Confidential (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 3, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Saying that Phil Karlson has a penchant for gritty crime dramas is a gross understatement. And yet here again is one of those real tough-guy numbers he was known for, where all you have to do is follow the trail of cigarette smoke and every punch is palpable–coming right off the screen and pra... Read full article


Film Noir of the Week: Kansas City Confidential

By Amanda Garrett on Jul 23, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's noir is one of the best heist movies ever made. TCM will air Kansas City Confidential starring Jack Elam and Neville Brand as hooded robbers at 1:15 p.m. July 24 as part of its film noir festival, Summer of Darkness. A viewer's guide to this classic crime story is below. Kansas City Co... Read full article


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Tim Foster: What's everybody so gloomy about?
Tomaso: The weather, Senor, she's so uncertain!
Tim Foster: Up in the States they're having blizzards!
Tomaso: Ah, if something like that would only happen here, but nothing but sunshine and people catching fish. If just once a fish would catch a man!
Tim Foster: That's possible, Tomaso. It all depends on the bait.


Pete Harris: Okay wise guy, you found me. Now what?
Joe Rolfe: What's eatin' you?
Pete Harris: You been giving me the fisheye all night.


Tim Foster: That was a sucker move, burning down your boss. You had him all wrong. He never crossed you.


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Veteran actor Preston Foster plays a character whose last name is also Foster.
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