Good Morning Lovelies,

Arrow Films have done it again and brought out another classic drama on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. After years of entertaining audiences, The Glass Key is a thrilling film noir that holds all the grit and interests a modern audience needs and desires.

Telling the story of Paul Madvig, a boss with some very crooked ways, the film sees him falling in love with the upcoming Baltimore governor’s daughter Jane Henry. However their love is not a happy ever after story, as Jane’s brother comes back and causes problems for Paul, as his past comes back to haunt him.

The story is obviously a starting place for many films. It is easy to see that the new or more modern feature have used this as a reference in their own work. However this doesn’t save it from being left behind compared to other classics.

When you find that the screenplay was created by Dashiell Hammett, the person behind the script for The Maltese Falcon, you would expect a strong story, but this one just doesn’t have the story to do so. It isn’t bad; it just drags a lot in certain places.

The characters become over the top and they don’t seem to follow the storyline as well as you would hope as a viewer.

There so I am giving the film…

3 Stars

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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