It’s film noir time here at First Draft. Kansas City Confidential is a nifty caper flick released in 1952. It’s chock-full-o-betrayal and intrigue and has a stellar cast of supporting no-goodniks including Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, and Neville Brand.
There’s a lot of good imagery online for this movie, let’s start with a poster:
I’ve seen that image with a white back drop but the tabloid yellow reaches out and grabs you by the throat. More throat grabbing imagery after the break.
I’m a big fan of lobby cards and this is a good un:
Pulpilicious movies like KC Confidential were very popular in France. They weren’t as crazy about the title as you can see from this image:
Kansas City Confidential is in the public domain so here’s the whole damn movie: