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Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential

Phil Karson (1952)

12 Certificate
Sun 7 May 3:10am - 5:10am Talking Pictures


Our Score
Director Phil Karlson turned out a number of commendably gritty, modestly budgeted crime films and this is a good example. Its ingenious story (by Rowland Brown and Harold R Greene) has John Payne's ex-convict become a detective to unearth an ex-policeman turned criminal mastermind. It features the innovative touch (taken from the 1950 Brink's hold-up) of bank robbers wearing grotesque masks to conceal their identities. Someone had a sharp eye for casting as the three accomplices are played by a young Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam and Neville Brand.


An ex-con is wrongly imprisoned for an elaborate robbery carried out by a corrupt cop and his cronies, and vows revenge on them for his predicament. Drama, starring John Payne, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam.

Cast & Crew

Actor John Payne
Actor Neville Brand
Actor Lee Van Cleef
Actor Jack Elam
Director Phil Karson

Other Information

Language: English, Spanish Black and White Available on: Available on video and DVD


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