Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review Thursday: Kansas City Confidential (Public Domain Film)

Kansas City Confidential 1952
Directed by Phil Karlson
Starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, and Lee Van Cleef

99 mins Black And White

This is a terrific noir film with tough men, a gorgeous babe, and lots of plot twists.

The story starts when an anonymous gangster recruits 4 men to hijack a million US dollars from a bank delivery van.  The heist is successful, and the robbers get away with the loot.

The police cotton on to Joe Rolfe (John Payne) the driver of a flower van that should have been in the area at the time of the robbery.  As Rolfe is an ex-con, the police rough him up.  When they realise Rolfe is innocent, they let him go - but Rolfe is determined to find out who-dunnit.

Really, really terrific film worth watching.  You can download it for free from the Internet Archive.  The poster is from Wikipedia.

3 comments:

Brian said...

Sounds pretty cool, we like older movies too!

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

A very cool poster!

The Cat From Hell said...

Mommy says she remembers this one!!That it was pretty good!
Penelope