Kansas City Confidential (1952) Blu-Ray The Film Detective
In Kansas City Confidential, Preston Foster plays Tim Foster, an embittered ex-cop forced to retire over some unspecified incident, who blackmails three hoods into helping him to commit an armed robbery. Each of the men wear masks while in each other’s presence so that they remain unknown to one another, thus minimising the risk of them all being caught. They use a fake florist’s truck to get close to an armoured van, and after they make their escape, Joe Rolfe (John Payne), the driver of the real florist truck, is arrested and brutally grilled for two days by the police before the fake van is located and Rolfe is released. Determined to clear his name, Rolfe sets about tracking down the real robbers.

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:39:10 | 22.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster
Country: USA

Five years ago, specialty publisher Film Chest released Kansas City Confidential in a combination Blu-ray/DVD package that, at the time, seemed the best that Blu-ray fans could expect. Now a new version has appeared, restored by The Film Detective, an independent library of classics headquartered in Rockport, Massachusetts. With superior image and sound, this new disc may be the best presentation of this Fifties gem we are likely to get.

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