John Payne in "Kansas City Confidential"

John Payne in "Kansas City Confidential"
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17498
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a movie poster advertising the 1952 crime film "Kansas City Confidential".
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
44 1/4 inches
Width: 
1 3/4 inches
Height: 
37 inches
Description: 

Kansas City Confidential tells the tale of Timothy Foster, a corrupt ex-policeman. In blackmailing three criminals to complete a robbery, he incidentally implicates a man unrelated to his scheme who gets mistaken for Foster by the authorities. The man, Joe Rolfe, eventually gets the charges against him dropped but goes to track down Foster and the original criminals in a fit of anger. This poster captures a film still of Rolfe getting stopped by the police in the same van implicated in the crime. He sticks his head out of the van window with an incredulous look on his face. The police officers stand tense with a firearm pointed at him. The still gives way to an illustrative colored background that collages a city skyline, lustful couple, and masked criminals next to a bill that mentions John Payne and Coleen Gray in the film with credits beneath.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes