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The Glass Key (1935)

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80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent---Madvig's enemies try to pin the crime on him ...See moreEd Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent---Madvig's enemies try to pin the crime on him because he is waging a clean-up campaign they oppose. Ed risks his life and his reputation to find the killer and clear his friend. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Dashiell Hammett (novel) | Kathryn Scola (screenplay) | Kubec Glasmon (screenplay) | Harry Ruskin (additional dialogue)
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Status
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Updated Jun 15, 1935

Release date
Jun 15, 1935 (United States)

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48 cast members
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George Raft
Ed Beaumont Ed Beaumont   See fewer
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Edward Arnold
Paul Madvig Paul Madvig   See fewer
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Claire Dodd
Janet Henry Janet Henry   See fewer
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Rosalind Keith
Opal Madvig (as Rosalind Culli) Opal Madvig (as Rosalind Culli)   See fewer
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Charles Richman
Senator John T. Henry Senator John T. Henry   See fewer
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Robert Gleckler
Shad O'Rory Shad O'Rory   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Jeff (as Guinn Williams) Jeff (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
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Ray Milland
Taylor Henry Taylor Henry   See fewer
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Tammany Young
Clarkie Clarkie   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Henry Sloss Henry Sloss   See fewer
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Charles C. Wilson
District Attorney Edward J. Farr District Attorney Edward J. Farr   See fewer
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Emma Dunn
'Mom' Madvig 'Mom' Madvig   See fewer
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Pat Moriarity
Mulrooney Mulrooney   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Bettor (uncredited) Bettor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Veda Buckland
Landlady (uncredited) Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfred Delcambre
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ernest
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Evans
Senator Henry's Butler (uncredited) Senator Henry's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Fanning
Bus Conductor (uncredited) Bus Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Faulkner
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Budd Fine
Street Worker (uncredited) Street Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christian J. Frank
Pool Player (uncredited) Pool Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlton Griffin
Dice Player (uncredited) Dice Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Madvig Bodyguard (uncredited) Madvig Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ince
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kipling
Dice Player (uncredited) Dice Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Swartz - Hood (uncredited) Swartz - Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Walter Ivans (uncredited) Walter Ivans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter McGrail
Fickle Madvig Supporter (uncredited) Fickle Madvig Supporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Mitchell
Drunk at Bar / Hood (uncredited) Drunk at Bar / Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Percy Morris
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Frank McLaughlin (uncredited) Frank McLaughlin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paddy O'Flynn
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Pool Player (uncredited) Pool Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Raymond
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Reed
Black Servant (uncredited) Black Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Roquemore
Hinkle - Reporter (uncredited) Hinkle - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Street Speaker (uncredited) Street Speaker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillips Smalley
Man in Barber Chair (uncredited) Man in Barber Chair (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Stafford
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Tellegen
Madvig Bodyguard (uncredited) Madvig Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Thompson
Street Worker (uncredited) Street Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathrin Clare Ward
Gossip (uncredited) Gossip (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 352 votes