Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Average Rating: 7.8/10
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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
Apr 17, 1942 Wide
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One of those moderately-budgeted programmers that appear at long intervals to rise far above the level intended.
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.
A terrific debut film for both Van Heflin and for Fred Zinnemann in the director's chair.
The taut plot is well served by the style of documentary fiction Zinnemann applied to a few of his earlier films.
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