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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Un classique du film noir qui reste incontournable ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. brunneng's rating of the film The Glass Key

  3. Laura Suffield's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Watch it for Veronica Lake. Also I was fascinated that she seemed to be even smaller than Alan Ladd! Watch it for Veronica Lake. Also I was fascinated that she seemed to be even smaller than Alan Ladd!

  4. Bilouaustria's rating of the film The Glass Key

    I always had the feeling that to make a good noir you need some good faces and you have a fantastic trio of faces here with Donlevy, Ladd and Lake. Don´t judge too quickly Heisler because the name is not familiar : he shows a nice talent for storytelling and solid grammar. Dashiel Hammett script gives it a special atmosphere, with dirty politics, femme fatale, and all the elements you need to get the right cocktail.

  5. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Glass Key

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  7. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Veronica Lake and D. Hammett in one big film noir combo. Good film.

  8. claire@afternyne.com's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Thought it would be better. Average.

  9. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film The Glass Key

    'Let's dynamite those tracks' but overall rather underpowered: noir with tongue firmly in cheek.

  10. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Directed by Stuart Heisler, this is an unspectacular film that eventually blossoms into a thing of subtle beauty. Early scenes make viewers prepare themselves for another standard crime flick, but as Ed (played by Alan Ladd) starts to use his intelligence while so many other people use fists and/or bullets it goes from strength to strength.

  11. film_lies101's rating of the film The Glass Key

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  13. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Good actors, weak direction - there is a lot of talking, but little noir atmosphere.

  14. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Glass Key

  15. bulgrin's rating of the film The Glass Key

    An entertaining and decent noir, but nothing special. 3+

  16. Aardsy's rating of the film The Glass Key

    You don't know a cockeyed thing about chairs.

  17. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Decent noir. Lake is sexy enough but felt underused imo, so never really acheived true femme fatale status for me. Ladd has some good moments but I will always judge him by Shane and his performance here just doesnt quite cut it. Donlevy basically carries the film as the dirty politician. Worth a look, but probably wouldnt rewatch

  18. LETTERBOXD.COM/XESCIE's rating of the film The Glass Key

    http://ThePhantasmagoria.blip.tv/file/4350304/

  19. mjgildea's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Good but not great. 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Brian Donlevy was entertaining but there was something off about Ladd with his extended smiles and off-putting politeness. And for as much as I would've jumped at the chance to drink Veronica Lake's bathwater, her character was just a vacant placeholder here. The plot was more political corruption than film noir but an influential story nonetheless.

  20. MarcH's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Breezy, if illogical. Keep expectation level on "medium" for these Ladd/Lake noirs. The movie posters are iconic, the films less so.

  21. Joseph Judge's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Alan Ladd was so pretty, though.

  22. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Despite its pedigree, a fairly standard film noir drama. Alan Ladd is strong in the lead and Veronica Lake is gorgeous as always, and it does have its moments. But the convoluted plot is just too talky to really generate the suspense and tension it needs to be a classic, though it is still worth a watch for noir fans. Clearly a major influence on the Coen Brothers' 'Miller's Crossing'.

  23. danhofstra's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Caught this on TCM this morning....nothing out of the ordinary....Alan Ladd is pretty good but beyond that there's really not much doing. Entertaining, but nothing special.

  24. Stu Witmer's rating of the film The Glass Key

    Story by Dashiell Hammett, starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake (who's prettier?) and Brian Donlevy, but the real star in my book is William Bendix as the heaviest of heavies, a deranged luntic-thug who, while throttling his former gangster employer, quips: "I'm just a big good-natured slob!"

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