The French Key (1946)


Private detective Johnny Fletcher and his sidekick Sam Cragg skip out on their rented room, but when they sneak back to retrieve their luggage, they discover a dead body on the bed, holding a gold coin in its hand. Fletcher is told by a coin collector that the piece is an old and valuable Spanish coin, but Fletcher soon begins to suspect that the man is himself involved in the murder. Fletcher’s investigation leads to he and Sam getting caught up in a murder and gold smuggling scheme.

Director: Walter Colmes.
Stars: Albert Dekker, Mike Mazurki, Evelyn Ankers, John Eldredge, Frank Fenton, Selmer Jackson, Byron Foulger, Joe DeRita, Marjorie Manners, David Gorcey, Archie Twitchell, Sammy Stein, Alan Ward, Walter Soderling, Emmett Vogan.


Note: Audio is very low for the first 15 minutes or so after that it’s better.

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  1. September 4, 2019

    Great find! Thanks so much!!

  2. Marc Masselin
    October 27, 2019

    That’s really nice to be able to see that! Tkts!

  3. March 21, 2021

    This is my third request for the film: badlands of Montana 1957.
    Kindly assist.
    I love western movies.
    Pl reply request.

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