Noir City 2012 Preview: The Glass Key (1942)
Free admission if you purchase a festival pass for Noir City: Chicago 4!
During the 2011 Noir City: Chicago the Music Box theatre planned to screen the 1942 film The Glass Key but received the 1935 version! A year later it is time to remedy the situation by screening the 1942 film of the same name as a special preview for Noir City: Chicago 4 (Friday, August 17th through Thursday, Aug 23rd).
The Glass Key
directed by Stuart Heisler starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and Brian Donlevy in English
Dashiell Hammett’s groundbreaking novel of big city corruption is given a brisk adaptation by noir scribe par excellence Latimer, and features charismatic performances from Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Ladd plays a savvy fixer mixed up in a murder case that could derail the ambitions of his boss, a politician with a shady past.