Chicago Confidential

Chicago Confidential

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Produced by Edward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
Written by Bernard Gordon
Based on the novel Chicago: Confidential!
by Jack Lait
Lee Mortimer
Starring Brian Keith
Beverly Garland
Dick Foran
Music by Emil Newman
Cinematography Kenneth Peach
Edited by Grant Whytock
Peerless Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • August 30, 1957 (1957-08-30)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Chicago Confidential is a 1957 film directed by Sidney Salkow, starring Brian Keith, Beverly Garland and Dick Foran. It is based on the 1950 novel Chicago: Confidential! by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer.[1]

Chicago Confidential was the first film produced for Edward Small by Robert E. Kent, who had been a writer and story supervisor at Columbia. Small and Kent went on to make many movies together.[2]


A union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. The crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its activities. District Attorney Jim Fremont begins to suspect that Blane has been set up, launching a new investigation.


See also


  1. Article on film at Turner Classic Movies accessed 19 May 2013
  2. Warners Buys No. 1 Seller, 'Nun's Story'; Satire Will Be Staged Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 Nov 1956: C15.

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