Kansas City | 1996

Drama, Crime
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve ...more

Cast

... Blondie O'Hara

Actor

... Carolyn Stilton

Actor

... Seldom Seen

Actor

... Henry Stilton

Actor

... Johnny O'Hara

Actor

... Johnny Flynn

Actor

... Babe Flynn

Actor

... Nettie Bolt

Actor

... Addie Parker

Actor

... Sheepshan Red

Actor

... "Blue" Green

Actor

... Charlie Parker

Actor

Company

Production Company

Ciby 2000

Production Company

Production Company

Frank Inn Animal Rentals

Production Company

Le Mobile

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O'Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman's riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.

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