I love the Noir of the Week website. This week they turn the spotlight on the Glass Key, based on a Dashiell Hammett story.

the-glass-key“All of the key components of noir are present in this film: a very definite crisis of patriarchy, strong willed femme fatales and a plot centered around an expose of a political nature. And in regards to the surreal aesthetics attributed to noir film, what else could so gloriously conjure the ghost of Andre Breton like the shots of a somber black umbrella parade through the rain at Taylor Henry’s funeral?”

Check it out.