The Crimson Key
The Crimson Key is a 1947 American mystery film directed by Eugene Forde and written by Irving Elman. The film stars Kent Taylor, Doris Dowling, Dennis Hoey, Louise Currie, Ivan Triesault, Bernadene Hayes and Arthur Space. The film was released on July 2, 1947, by 20th Century Fox.
|The Crimson Key|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Eugene Forde|
|Produced by||Sol M. Wurtzel|
|Screenplay by||Irving Elman|
|Music by||R. Dale Butts|
|Cinematography||Benjamin H. Kline|
|Edited by||Frank Baldridge|
William F. Claxton
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Private detective Larry Morgan is hired by a Mrs. Swann to investigate her husband, who is soon found dead in the studio of Peter Vandaman, an artist. Mrs. Swann is concerned about a missing key belonging to her husband.
Morgan encounters a receptionist, Miss Phillips, who was in love with Swann, and a man, Steven Loring, who suspected his wife and Swann of having an affair. Loring's alcoholic wife, Margaret, mentions a Key Club with a special red key to a locker, but before he can check it out, Mrs. Swann is murdered and Morgan is beaten by thugs and nearly drugged by a woman named Heidi. He eventually discovers Loring's wife to be the murderer.
- Kent Taylor as Lawrence 'Larry' Morgan
- Doris Dowling as Margaret Loring
- Dennis Hoey as Steven Loring
- Louise Currie as Heidi
- Ivan Triesault as Peter Vandaman
- Arthur Space as Det. Capt. Fitzroy
- Vera Marshe as Daisy 'Dizzy' Nelson
- Edwin Rand as Jeffrey Regan III
- Bernadene Hayes as Mrs. Swann
- Victoria Horne as Miss Phillips
- Douglas Evans as Dr. Kenneth G. Swann
- Ann Doran as Paris Wood
- Victor Sen Yung as Wing
- Ralf Harolde as Gunman
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- "The Crimson Key". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30.