Synopsis by Hal Erickson
French Key is a Republic Pictures murder mystery with all of the studio's genre trademarks: Good cast, reasonably good direction, fairly good sets and middling story values. Albert Dekker plays a private eye who is framed for murder. With the police breathing down his neck, it's up to the detective to solve the mystery himself. The supporting suspects include such reassuringly familiar faces as Evelyn Ankers, Mike Mazurki, Richard Arlen, Frank Fenton and Byron Foulger. Some prints of French Key have been cut from 64 to 54 minutes in order to fit into a TV "hour".
private-detective, frame-up, investigation, murder-suspect, sidekick, hotel