The Glass Key


Adapted from one of Dashiell Hammett's best novels, The Glass Key is a lively and straightforward melodrama of political corruption and urban intrigue. George Raft plays Ed Beaumont, the right-hand man to genial ward heeler Paul Madvig (Edward Arnold), who wants to clean up his political act. On the eve of a major election, Madvig is implicated in a murder, and it's up to Beaumont to help him out.

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  1. Kathryn Scola


  2. Kubec Glasmon


  3. Frank Tuttle


  4. Dashiell Hammett


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  1. George Raft

    George Raft

    Ed Beaumont

  2. Edward Arnold

    Edward Arnold

    Paul Madvig

  3. Claire Dodd

    Claire Dodd

    Janet Henry

  4. Rosalind Keith

    Rosalind Keith

    Opal Madvig

  5. Charles Richman

    Charles Richman

    Senator John T. Henry

  6. Robert Gleckler

    Robert Gleckler

    Shad O'Rory

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 20m

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Release Information

  • June 15, 1935



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