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The Glass Key (1942) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Stuart Heisler and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva and Fred Kohlmar.

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The Glass Key (1942)

By Kristen on Feb 17, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

**This entry is my contribution to the Fabulous 40s Blogathon hosted by the Classic Movie Blog Association. ?Please check out the other fabulous contributions to the blogathon here.** I immediately had the movie in mind when I was asked if I wanted to participate in the Fabulous 40s Blogathon: Anyth... Read full article


The Glass Key (1942, Stuart Heisler)

on Sep 12, 2012 From The Stop Button

The Glass Key‘s a murder mystery, but its solution–and even its investigation–is incidental to the rest of the picture. From about seven minutes in, director Heisler defines Key as something quite different. Leading man Alan Ladd isn’t a detective, he isn’t even particu... Read full article


The Glass Key(1942).

By Dawn on Jan 26, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Glass Key(1942). Cast: Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd. Only out for himself.. Paul Madvig, plans to support candidate Ralph Henry for governor after falling in love with his daughter, Janet. Madvig's friend, Ed Beaumont, believes that he is making a big mistake and does not trust Ja... Read full article


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Quotes from

Nick Varna: I'm too big to take the boot from you now.
Paul Madvig: You may be too big to take it laying down, Nick, but you're gonna take it. You are taking it.


[to Janet Henry]
Ed Beaumont: I get along very well with Paul because he's on the dead up-and-up. Why don't *you* try it sometime?


Nurse: Are you awake? There's a lady here to see you.
Ed Beaumont: What kind of a lady?
Nurse: Miss Janet Henry.
Ed Beaumont: Tell her to go away.
Nurse: I can't do that. She knows you're better.
Ed Beaumont: When are we gonna be alone again?
Nurse: *Never* if I can help it.
Ed Beaumont: Then I suppose I'll *have* to see her.
Nurse: No wonder people *beat* you up.


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 22, 1946 with Alan Ladd reprising his film role.
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.
Several actors and their character names listed in studio records and casting call lists did not appear in the movie. These were Edward Peil Sr. (Politician), Al Hill (Bum) and Tom Dugan (Jeep).
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