• Post category:Movies
  • Post last modified:December 10, 2018

Kansas City Confidential


When ex-con Joe Rolfe (John Payne) realizes that heā€™s been used as a patsy by a gang of criminals that robbed an armored car in Kansas City, he goes after them for revenge. A low-budget thriller that inspired Quentin Tarantino during the making of Reservoir Dogs (1992), it was the first of several collaborations between Phil Karlson and Payne. The latter’s good as the former criminal who goes to Tijuana and takes on the identity of one of the masked robbers who have never seen each otherā€™s faces. The details of the script may not hold up to scrutiny, but itā€™s a clever story and Karlson makes sure the noir thrills are solid.

1952-U.S. 98 min. B/W. Produced byĀ Edward Small. Directed byĀ Phil Karlson. Screenplay: George Bruce, Harry Essex. Cast: John Payne (Joe Rolfe), Coleen Gray (Helen Foster), Preston Foster (Tim Foster), Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam.

Trivia: Small went on to make several other films with the word ā€Confidentialā€ in the title, but they are not related to this one.



What do you think?

0 / 5. Vote count: 0

Got something to say?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.