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Kiss of Death ()


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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

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Nick Bianco
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Assistant D.A. Louis D'Angelo
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Nettie
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Tommy Udo
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Earl Howser--Attorney
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Warden
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Sgt. William Cullen
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'Big Ed' Williams
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Detective (uncredited)
Rollin Bauer ...
Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)
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Bull Weed (uncredited)
Dennis Bohan ...
Guard (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Cashier (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Man in Car (uncredited)
Eva Condon ...
Nun at Orphanage (uncredited)
Harry Cooke ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Harold Crane ...
Mr. Moremann (uncredited)
James Doody ...
Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)
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Mrs. Rizzo (uncredited)
Arthur Foran Jr. ...
Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Harold Gary ...
Doorman (uncredited)
Don Giovanni ...
Tommy's Henchman (uncredited)
Marilee Grassini ...
Rosaria (uncredited)
James Charles J.C. Heard ...
Jazz Drummer (uncredited)
Eda Heinemann ...
Mrs. Keller (uncredited)
Lou Herbert ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Herbert Holcombe ...
City Jail Guard (uncredited)
Arthur Holland ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Kadison ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Tommy's Henchman (uncredited)
Ronald King ...
Larry Young (uncredited)
Arthur Kramer ...
Mr. Sulla (uncredited)
John Kullers ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
Perc Launders ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
Franklyn Lenthall ...
Man (uncredited)
Paul Lilly ...
City Jail Guard (uncredited)
Pat Malone ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Congetta (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ...
Guard (uncredited)
Charles McClelland ...
Detective (uncredited)
Norman McKay ...
Capt. Dolan (uncredited)
Richard Midgley ...
Guard (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ...
Customer (uncredited)
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Detective Shelby (uncredited)
Mary Morrison ...
Mother Superior (uncredited)
Consuela O'Connor ...
Girl (uncredited)
Gloria O'Connor ...
Girl (uncredited)
William O'Leary ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Wendell K. Phillips ...
Tony 'Pep' Mangone (uncredited)
Yvonne Rob ...
Customer (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ...
Guard (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ...
Moremann's Assistant (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Lee Sanford ...
Chips Cooney (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Policeman (uncredited)
George Shelton ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Irene Shirley ...
Nun (uncredited)
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A. George Smith ...
Policeman (uncredited)
John Stearns ...
Harris (uncredited)
Richard Taber ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Victor Thorley ...
Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)
Lawrence Tiernan ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Luigi (uncredited)
Milton Wallace ...
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Sing Sing Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henry Hathaway

Written by

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Ben Hecht ... (screenplay) and
Charles Lederer ... (screenplay)
 
Eleazar Lipsky ... (story)
 
Philip Dunne ... (additional scenes) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Fred Kohlmar ... producer

Music by

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David Buttolph

Cinematography by

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Norbert Brodine ... director of photography

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J. Watson Webb Jr.

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Leland Fuller
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Charles Hall ... unit manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune ... studio production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Abe Steinberg ... assistant director (uncredited)

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W.D. Flick ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Rod Amateau ... stunts (uncredited)
Herbert Holcombe ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Earle Hagen ... orchestral arranger
Lionel Newman ... conductor
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Plot Summary

Small-time crook Nick Bianco gets caught in a jewel heist and despite urgings from well-meaning district attorney D'Angelo, refuses to rat on his partners and goes to jail, assured that his wife and children will be taken care of. Learning that his depressed wife has killed herself, Nick informs on his ex-pals and is paroled. Nick remarries, gets a job and begins leading a happy life when he learns one of the men he informed on, psychopathic killer Tommy Udo, has been released from custody and is out for revenge against Nick and his family. Written by Doug Sederberg

Plot Keywords
Taglines It will mark you for life as it marked him for... Betrayal See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blind Date (United States)
  • Stoolpigeon (United States)
  • Le carrefour de la mort (France)
  • El beso de la muerte (Spain)
  • Kuoleman suudelma (Finland)
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  • 99 min
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Budget $1,520,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally, Patricia Morison played Victor Mature's wife, who is attacked and raped by a gangster who is supposed to be watching out for her while Mature is in prison, and afterwards commits suicide by sticking her head in the kitchen oven and turning on the gas. Both scenes were cut from the original print at the insistence of the censors, who wanted no depiction of either a rape or a suicide, so she does not appear in the film at all. Mention is made later in the film about Mature's wife's suicide and a now obscure reference is made by Nettie that the unseen gangster Rizzo contributed to the wife's downfall. See more »
Goofs While talking to convict Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) the Prison's Warden (Howard Smith) calls him "D'Angelo" ; which was the name of the Assistant District Attorney (Brian Donlevy). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Myra Breckinridge (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Street Scene See more »
Quotes Tommy Udo: I'm askin' ya, where's that squealin' son of yours?
[weird laugh]
Tommy Udo: You think a squealer can get away from me? Huh?
[crazy laugh]
Tommy Udo: You know what I do to squealers? I let 'em have it in the belly, so they can roll around for a long time thinkin' it over. You're worse than him, tellin' me he's comin' back? Ya lyin' old hag!
[maniacal laugh]
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