- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English, Spanish, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 06/21/2002
"...The noir film in which director Phil Karlson first proved he had few peers when it comes to bristling B-movie melodramas..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2007
"[T]he dialogue has an authentic wiseguy zing, and director Karlson milks the material for maximum intensity..."
Film Comment - 03/01/2011
"The camera placement is meticulous and sublimely integrated with the movement of the actors..."
KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL is a hard-hitting film noir starring John Payne as Joe Rolfe, an ex-con who's trying to go straight with a job as a deliveryman for a florist company. Unfortunately, a gang of thugs (the sinister trio of Jack Elam, Neville Brand, and Lee Van Cleef) led by a criminal mastermind (Preston Foster) have arranged a bank robbery using a van that looks just like the one driven by Rolfe--and the deliveryman takes the fall for the heist. This leads to Rolfe's search for the real thieves, a trail that leads to Mexico and an unexpected love affair with the gang leader's daughter (Coleen Gray).