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Kansas City Confidential DVD
Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential

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An ex GI is framed for an armed robbery, put into jail and tortured. When they cannot prove it was him, he goes on a quest to find the culprits and the reasonshe enters into the murky underworld of killers and corrupt policemen.An absolute gem from film noirs golden era. Joe Rolfe (John Payne) is an ex-con on the road to rehabilitation when hes framed for a million dollar robbery staged by Tim Foster (Preston S. Foster), a vengeful former cop. By the time hes finally released for lack of evidence, its already too latehis face has been plastered on the front page of the newspaper, hes been fired from his job, and hes still healing his wounds from the beating he took down at the police station. Embittered and determined, he sets out to find the real criminals to render justice himself. A trail of clues leads him south to Mexico, and straight into the path of an inconvenient beauty (Coleen Gray) with ties to the ringleader, and some of ugliest bad guys youd never want to meet (Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand, Jack Elam).Director Phil Karlsen is responsible for some of the most raw and thrilling crime dramas of the period, including 99 River Street, Hells Island and Scandal Sheet. But he really out-does himself with Kansas City Confidential, despite the minimal budget he had to work with. Film noir is often (and half-jokingly) described as shadows and fog. But Karlsens work exhibited many of the other key characteristics that would go on to define true noir: Tough characters, blunt dialogue, violent realism, and down-on-their-luck anti-heroes at the center of the story. Years later, Karlsen would re-visit some these techniques with Walking Tall, probably his best-known (and certainly most commercially-succ
Title: Kansas City Confidential
Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
Starring: Preston S. Foster, Coleen Gray, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, John Payne
Director: Phil Karlson
Studio: American Pop Classic
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 4/18/2012
Original Year: 1952
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 874757012490
Item #: 274747X

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