The Glass Key (Heisler, 1942)
Plot: A crooked politician looks to go straight by associating himself with more respectable company, in turn angering a former gangster acquaintance, who sets about destroying his new image with slander, kidnap, blackmail and murder.
Boiled Down: Ladd. Lake. Noir. Corruption. Fistycuffs.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.