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The Key (1934)

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The Key is a story of the Irish "troubles" which avoids taking sides, but spends most of its screen time with the British occupation troops. William Powell stars as a soldier for hire who works on behalf of the British in the Dublin of the early 1920s. Powell is as celebrated for his boudoir antics as his bravery, so it's no surprise that he soon takes up with the wife (Edna Best) of his best friend, British intelligence officer Colin Clive. The plot thickens when Clive is captured by the Irish freedom fighters, to be released only on condition that Irish patriot Donald Crisp is not hanged. Powell makes up for his past indiscretions by rescuing Clive from his captors. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

William Powell
as Capt. Tennant
Edna Best
as Norah Kerr
Colin Clive
as Andrew Kerr
Maxine Doyle
as Pauline O'Connor
Phil Regan
as Young Irishman
Arthur Treacher
as Lt. Merriman
Lew Kelly
as Angular Man
Dixie Loftin
as Irish Woman
Olaf Hytten
as Regular
Mary MacLaren
as Streetwalker
Pat Somerset
as Laramour
Ralph M. Remley
as Bartender
Aggie Herring
as Flower Woman
Kathrin Clare Ward
as Flower Woman
Anne Shirley
as Flower Girl
Lewin Cross
as Dispatch Rider
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