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Ratings & Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You don't know a cockeyed thing about chairs.

  6. 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

  7. 849025's rating of the film The Glass Key

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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    Alan Ladd was so pretty, though.

  11. 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'.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!"

  14. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Glass Key

    Politically correct version of Dashiel Hammett’s novel. Lake and Ladd shine. Calleia and Bendix play the two-headed villain. Choirboy face Alan Ladd is smashed up by William Bendix. Numerous homosexual connotations for those who are interested.. Average.