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The Key

  • Drama
  • 1934
  • Michael Curtiz
  • 82 mins

Summary

British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know about "the Irish Problem."

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The rebellion against the British in Ireland forms the background to this drama. William Powell plays a British officer and concentrates more on his amorous career than the job in hand - namely the street fighting that one glimpses whenever the script starts to flag, based around the conflict between the Black and Tans and Irish Revolutionaries. Colin Clive makes his mark as a British officer, and Edna Best is his wife and Powell's mistress.

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Credits

Cast

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Capt TennantWilliam Powell
Norah KerrEdna Best
Andrew KerrColin Clive
GeneralHalliwell Hobbes
HomerHobart Cavanaugh
DanHenry O'Neill
O'DuffyJ M Kerrigan
ConlanDonald Crisp

Crew

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DirectorMichael Curtiz

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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