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Kid Glove Killer

Kid Glove Killer (1942)

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Kid Glove Killer is an expanded remake of They're Always Caught (1938), a 2-reel entry in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series. Van Heflin stars as criminologist Gordon McKay, at present investigating the murder of of reform mayor Daniels (Samuel S. Hinds). What the audience knows, but McKay doesn't, is that the the culprit is district attorney Gerald Ladimer (Lee Bowman), ostensibly a crusader against organized crime. Thickening the plot is the fact that McKay and Ladimer are rivals for the

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (0)

One of those moderately-budgeted programmers that appear at long intervals to rise far above the level intended.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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A first-rate job all round.

August 8, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Fred Zinnemann's feature debut, a neat, unpretentious and really rather enjoyable whodunit about the hunt for the killer of the town's crusading mayor.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A terrific debut film for both Van Heflin and for Fred Zinnemann in the director's chair.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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The taut plot is well served by the style of documentary fiction Zinnemann applied to a few of his earlier films.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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It's the kind of film only television now makes, but this one's a beaut and hard to beat.

September 11, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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