Appeared )as "Crewson") in "Kiss Them for Me". Comedy. Written by Luther Davis
. Based on "Shore Leave" by Frederic Wakeman
. Directed by Herman Shumlin
. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Fulton Theatre from 14 May 1945-close): 20 Mar 1945-23 Jun 1945 (110 performances). Cast: Robert Allen
(credited as Bob Allen; as "Turnbill"), ...
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[on his giggling psychopathic killer in his debut film Kiss of Death
(1947)] I'd never seen myself on the screen, and when I did, I wanted to shoot myself. That damn laugh of mine! For two years after that picture, you couldn't get me to smile. I played the part the way I did because the script struck me as funny and the part I played made me laugh, the guy was such a ridiculous beast.
When Kiss of Death
(1947) was released to theaters in 1947, 20th Century Fox's publicity department encouraged theater owners to "Sell Richard Widmark!" Fox's publicity manual advised theaters to have a local printer make up "Wanted" with Widmark's face on them to advertise the film, in which he made his debut. The part was small, but Widmark made it one of the most indelible performances in the ...