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Kansas City Confidential ()


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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

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Joe Rolfe
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Helen Foster
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Tim Foster
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Boyd Kane
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Tony Romano
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Pete Harris
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Teresa
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Tomaso
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Andrews
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Martin
Don Orlando ...
Diaz
Ted Ryan ...
Morelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orlando Beltran ...
Porter (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Robbery Spectator (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ...
Player (uncredited)
Charles Cane ...
Detective Barney (uncredited)
Edward Coch ...
Airline Clerk (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Man at Craps Table (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Policeman (uncredited)
George Dockstader ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Eddie (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ...
Paul Garcia - Mexican Chief of Police (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ...
Shooter (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Detective Mullins (uncredited)
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Stickman #2 (uncredited)
Harry Hines ...
News Vendor (uncredited)
Paul Hogan ...
Bouncer (uncredited)
Don House ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Mrs. Rogers (uncredited)
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Mrs. Crane (uncredited)
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Tough Detective (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Stickman #3 (uncredited)
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News Vendor's Customer (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Jailer (uncredited)
Sam Pierce ...
Workman (uncredited)
Paul Ravel ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
Houseman (uncredited)
Carlos Rivero ...
Shooter (uncredited)
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Rick - Eddie's Brother (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Stickman #4 (uncredited)
Sam Scar ...
Player (uncredited)
Jack Shea ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Stickman #1 (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Player (uncredited)
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Mr. Collins (uncredited)
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Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Olson (uncredited)
Kay Wiley ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Captain McBride (uncredited)

Directed by

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Phil Karlson

Written by

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George Bruce ... (screenplay) and
Harry Essex ... (screenplay)
 
Harold Greene ... (story) (as Harold R. Greene) and
Rowland Brown ... (story)
 
Phil Karlson ... () (uncredited)
 
John Payne ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Edward Small ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Paul Sawtell

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George E. Diskant ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Buddy Small

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Edward L. Ilou ... (as Edward L.Ilou)

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Edward R. Robinson ... (set decorations) (as Ray Robinson)

Production Management

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Ben Hersh ... production supervisor
Les Nettenstrom ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

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Ralph E. Black ... assistant director (as Ralph Black)
Gilbert Mandelik ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred Lau ... sound

Stunts

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Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joe King ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

A down-on-his-luck ex-G.I. finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence, after having been beaten up and tortured by the police, he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines Exploding! Like a gun in your face! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Kansas City 117 (United States)
  • The Secret Four (Ireland, English title)
  • The Secret Four (United Kingdom)
  • Le quatrième homme (France)
  • El cuarto hombre (Spain)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia None of this movie was shot in Kansas City. See more »
Goofs When approaching the bank for the heist, a mountain is clearly seen in the background. Kansas City is in the plains and has no mountains. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Man on Wire (2008). See more »
Soundtracks La Cucaracha See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: In the police annals of Kansas City are written lurid chapters concerning the exploits of criminals apprehended and brought to punishment. But it is the purpose of this picture to expose the amazing operations of a man who conceived and executed a "perfect crime", the true solution of which is NOT entered in ANY case history, and could well be entitled "Kansas City Confidential". See more »
Quotes Joe Rolfe: I know a sure cure for a nosebleed: a cold knife in the middle of the back.
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