Journeys in Classic Film

The Glass Key (1942 film)
**This entry is my contribution to the Fabulous 40s Blogathon hosted by the Classic Movie Blog Association.  Please check out the other fabulous contributions to the blogathon here.**

I immediately had the movie in mind when I was asked if I wanted to participate in the Fabulous 40s Blogathon: Anything with Veronica Lake!  Thankfully, the blogathon served a dual purpose as not only did it allow me to participate in my first activity as a Classic Blog Association Member, but I can cross my first Veronica Lake noir with Alan Ladd off my list.  The Glass Key is difficult to follow at times, with its rapid-fire discussions of political machinations and standard film noir double crosses, but it’s a beautifully composed movie for the 1940s (this is before film noir hit its stride) and has stellar performances from Lake and Ladd.  I’m more determined than ever to…

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