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BRIAN KEITH AND BEVERLY TYLER IN 'CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL'

Title: CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL Shown: Jack Lambert, Beverly Tyler Year: 1957 Rates: ***1/2

One of several late-noirs about Union corruption, for a basic seventy-five-minute programmer, CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL has just about everything, from murderous thugs to their sophisticated bosses to courtroom drama involving a wrong man to all heavies eventually being hunted down, Brian Keith stars as a lawyer fighting to get wrongly-accused union leader Dick Foran off the hook from an ON THE WATERFRONT style stool-pigeon murder (care-of usual Noir torpedo Jack Lambert) that happens right off the bat...

Giving CONFIDENTIAL a tight, edgy and at the same time breezily entertaining pulse where the best sequences take place beyond expository offices and into the shadowy streets or else inside a smoky nightclub that harbors sultry and experienced b-girls led by an equally vulnerable Beverly Tyler (along with alcoholic Linda Brent), stealing scenes not only from Keith's picture-pretty housewife and lead ingenue (Foran's secretary) Beverly Garland, but the men as well.

Jean Dean in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Beverly Tyler in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
From CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Beverly Tyler in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Beverly Tyler in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Token dipso Elisha Cook Jr. in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL

Brian Keith in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Brian Keith in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL with Beverly Garland
Douglas Kennedy from CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
Brian Keith in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL with Dick Foran
Jack Lambert in CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL
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