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Kansas City Confidential (28-Nov-1952)

Director: Phil Karlson

Writers: George Bruce; Harry Essex; Harold R. Greene; Rowland Brown

Music by: Paul Sawtell

Producer: Edward Small

Keywords: Crime

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neville Brand
13-Aug-1920 16-Apr-1992 Birdman of Alcatraz
Dona Drake
15-Nov-1914 20-Jun-1989 Road to Morocco
Jack Elam
13-Nov-1918 20-Oct-2003 The Sundowners
Preston Foster
24-Aug-1900 14-Jul-1970 My Friend Flicka
Coleen Gray
23-Oct-1922 3-Aug-2015 Nightmare Alley
John Payne
23-May-1912 6-Dec-1989 Kansas City Confidential
Lee Van Cleef
9-Jan-1925 16-Dec-1989 The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Carleton Young
21-Oct-1905 7-Nov-1994 20000 Leagues Under the Sea


John Payne   ...   Joe Rolfe
Coleen Gray   ...   Helen Foster
Preston Foster   ...   Tim Foster
Neville Brand   ...   Boyd Kane
Lee Van Cleef   ...   Tony Romano
Jack Elam   ...   Pete Harris
Dona Drake   ...   Teresa
Mario Siletti   ...   Tomaso
Howard Negley   ...   Andrews
Carleton Young   ...   Martin
Don Orlando   ...   Diaz
Ted Ryan   ...   Morelli


Review by Michael Johnson (posted on 21-Oct-2007)

John Payne does a great job here coming across as intelligent & gentle but tough when the action called for it. The story line at times is a little campy; but, hey, that was Hollywood in the 50s. I really enjoyed it and hope others will get a greater appreciation of the post-WWII era, especially how the love story blossoms and the special relationship between Payne's character and the store clerk who wants to help him get to Mexico. I'll be watching it again when I'm looking for a tear-jerker ending and to reminisce about life in the 50s.

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