The Glass Key [Five Word Review]

Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake.

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.

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