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The Key (1934)

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71 min | Drama

British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know about "the Irish Problem."See moreBritish officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know about "the Irish Problem." Written by Ed Lorusso See less
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Laird Doyle (screenplay) | R. Gore Brown (play) (as R. Gore-Browne) | J.L. Hardy (play)
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Updated May 31, 1934

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Jun 9, 1934 (United States)

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William Powell
Capt. Bill Tennant Capt. Bill Tennant   See fewer
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Edna Best
Norah Kerr Norah Kerr   See fewer
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Colin Clive
Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Homer, Tennant's Aide Homer, Tennant's Aide   See fewer
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Halliwell Hobbes
General C.O. Furlong General C.O. Furlong   See fewer
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Donald Crisp
Peadar Conlan Peadar Conlan   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
O'Duffy O'Duffy   See fewer
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Phil Regan
Young Irishman Killed by Andrew Young Irishman Killed by Andrew   See fewer
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Arthur Treacher
Lt. Merriman, Furlong's Aide Lt. Merriman, Furlong's Aide   See fewer
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Maxine Doyle
Pauline O'Connor Pauline O'Connor   See fewer
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Gertrude Short
Evie a Barmaid Evie a Barmaid   See fewer
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Anne Shirley
Flower Girl (as Dawn O'Day) Flower Girl (as Dawn O'Day)   See fewer
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Edward Cooper
Lloyd (uncredited) Lloyd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Luke Cosgrave
Man Praising Conlan (uncredited) Man Praising Conlan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lowin Cross
Dispatch Rider (uncredited) Dispatch Rider (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Padre (uncredited) Padre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Man with Dan (uncredited) Man with Dan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Gordon
Telegraph Operator (uncredited) Telegraph Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
British Officer (uncredited) British Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aggie Herring
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Patrick, a Bartender (uncredited) Patrick, a Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
First Regular (uncredited) First Regular (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Irwin
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Kelly
Angular Man (uncredited) Angular Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dixie Loftin
Irish Woman (uncredited) Irish Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary MacLaren
Street Walker (uncredited) Street Walker (uncredited)   See fewer
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James May
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Remley
Mack, Rivoli Bartender (uncredited) Mack, Rivoli Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Desmond Roberts
Regular (uncredited) Regular (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Somerset
Laramour (uncredited) Laramour (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wyndham Standing
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Thursby
Second Regular (uncredited) Second Regular (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vernon
Woman on Street (uncredited) Woman on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathrin Clare Ward
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 254 votes