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Killer's Kiss (1955)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  1 October 1955 (USA)
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As a man waits at a train station for his girl, he tells us about the recent past and we segue into a long flash-back.

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Frank Silvera ...
Jamie Smith ...
Irene Kane ...
Jerry Jarrett ...
Albert
Mike Dana ...
Gangster
Felice Orlandi ...
Gangster
Shaun O'Brien ...
Landlord
Barbara Brand ...
Taxi Dance Lady
David Vaughan ...
Conventioneer #1
Alec Rubin ...
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Bouncer #1
Phil Stevenson ...
Bouncer #2
Arthur Feldman ...
Policeman #1
Bill Funaro ...
Taxi Driver
Skippy Adelman ...
Mannequin Factory Owner
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Storyline

Prize-fighter Davy Gordon intervenes when private dancer Gloria Price is being attacked by her employer and lover Vincent Raphello. This brings the two together and they get involved with each other, which displeases Raphello. He sends men out to kill Davy, but they instead kill his friend. Gloria is soon kidnapped by Raphello and his men, and it is up to Davy to save her. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Kiss Me, Kill Me  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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The last film directed by Stanley Kubrick that was written as an original screenplay (i.e., wasn't based on a previously published novel or short story). See more »

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When Vinnie drives Davy to the loft, they take a lift up to at least the second floor. However, when Davy jumps through the loft window, he falls only one story. See more »

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Acting is terrible but filmmaking is great
2 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film quite a few years ago in a film appreciation class I

took. I am a Kubrick fan so I was interested in seeing it. The

acting is pretty bad in this film, but Kubrick was pretty much

producing this independently (in the mid-50's when that was not

done too often) and probably could not get very good actors. The

filmmaking was great. There were great tracking shots, wonderful

use of mise on scen, great long shots and close ups. In fact a lot

of sequences were similar to sequences in many of Kubrick's

famous films. Kubrick fans should see this movie at least once.


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