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The Glass Key (1935) was a Mystery - Crime Film directed by Frank Tuttle and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.

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REMAKE AVENUE: The Glass Key, 1935 and 1942

on Jul 13, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Warning: this look at The Glass Key is not a spoiler-free zone. Dashiell Hammett's novel The Glass Key was published in 1931 following its serialization in Black Mask. It is the story of political power, rampant gangsterism, love, and murder. Paul Madvig is the boss of a mid-western city. From ... Read full article


Capitulou Sorrindo / The Glass Key (1942)

By L? on Sep 2, 2017 From Critica Retro

Capitulou Sorrindo / The Glass Key (1942) Recortes da vida. Quando eu era pequena e via qualquer filme 'normal' – ou seja, qualquer um que n?o fosse de anima??o – eu ficava fascinada porque compreendia os filmes como sendo recortes da vida. Aqueles personagens est?o ali, em su... Read full article


The Glass Key (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 12, 2017 From 4 Star Films

With Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon making a splash just the year before and giving a big leg up to its star Humphrey Bogart as well as its director John Huston, it’s no?surprise that another such film would be in the works to capitalize on the success. This time it was based on?H... Read full article


The Glass Key (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 12, 2017 From 4 Star Films

With Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon making a splash just the year before and giving a big leg up to its star Humphrey Bogart as well as its director John Huston, it’s no a surprise that another such film would be in the works to capitalize on the success. This time it was based of... Read full article


After the Silents: The Glass Key (1942)

By Fritzi Kramer on May 22, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on May 22, 2014 in After the Silents, Blog, Feature, Talkie Review Ladd and Lake together again! While I am not a noir expert by any means, I do like to watch something from the seedy side of Hollywood on occasion. The Glass Key is a kind of pre-noir hybrid that boasts some impressi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Shad O'Rory: I'm too big to take the boot from you.
Paul Madvig: Maybe you're too big to take it lying down, but you'll take it. You are taking it!


[on the phone to the police chief]
Paul Madvig: I hear Shad's going to open the Four-Leaf Clover again tonight. Slam it down so hard it bounces! Sure. Fine. Goodbye.
[to Shad]
Paul Madvig: Now you know where you stand.


Nurse: If he gives me any trouble I'll break his jaw.
Paul Madvig: Mmm. Nice girl.


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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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