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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands ()


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Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment.

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Jane Wharton
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William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
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Harry Carter
Lewis L. Russell ...
Tom Widgery
Aminta Dyne ...
Landlady
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Mrs. Paton
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Sea Captain of Pelicano
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Judge
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Superintendent
Campbell Copelin ...
Publican
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Tipster (as Leland Hodgson)
Peter Hobbes ...
Young Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ...
Drunk (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Timothy Bruce ...
Boy Child (uncredited)
George Bunny ...
Bookie (uncredited)
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Girl Child (uncredited)
Valerie Cardew ...
Change Girl (uncredited)
Jack Carol ...
Tipster (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ...
Constable (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Mr. Thomas, Welshman (uncredited)
David Dunbar ...
Large Man (uncredited)
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Marker (uncredited)
Art Foster ...
Policeman (uncredited)
James Fowler ...
Tipster (uncredited)
Fred Fox ...
Tipster (uncredited)
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Midget (uncredited)
Richard Glynn ...
Donald (uncredited)
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Whipper (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Bookie (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ...
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Duke Green ...
Man (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ...
Tipster (uncredited)
Mildred Hale ...
Woman (uncredited)
Alec Harford ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Kenneth Harvey ...
Bookie (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ...
Official (uncredited)
Wesley Hopper ...
Man (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Tommy Hughes ...
Bookie (uncredited)
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Street Extra (uncredited)
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Thomas Widgers, Innkeeper (uncredited)
Suzanne Kerr ...
Girl Child (uncredited)
James Logan ...
Seaman (uncredited)
Ola Lorraine ...
Donald's Mother (uncredited)
Don McCracken ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Seaman (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ...
Telescope Man (uncredited)
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Little Girl (uncredited)
Tom Pilkington ...
Bookie (uncredited)
Felippa Rock ...
Woman (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ...
Hanger-on (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman / Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Seaman in Pub (uncredited)
Marilyn Williams ...
Barmaid (uncredited)
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Man in Pub (uncredited)
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Cockney Tout (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norman Foster

Written by

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Leonardo Bercovici ... (screenplay)
 
Ben Maddow ... (adaptation) &
Walter Bernstein ... (adaptation)
 
Hugh Gray ... (additional dialogue)
 
Gerald Butler ... (novel)

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Norman Deming ... associate producer
Harold Hecht ... executive producer
Richard Vernon ... producer

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Miklós Rózsa ... (as Miklos Rozsa)

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Russell Metty ... director of photography

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Milton Carruth

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Bernard Herzbrun
Nathan Juran

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Russell A. Gausman
Ruby R. Levitt

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Carmen Dirigo ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Keith Weeks ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Voglin ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Corson Jowett ... sound

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David S. Horsley ... special photography

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Bert Anderson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Philip H. Lathrop ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dean Paup ... grip (uncredited)

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Eugene Zador ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Connie Earl ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Hugh Gray ... technical advisor
John Hambleton ... coordinator of production
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime. Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines A HUNTED MAN...A LOVE-HAUNTED WOMAN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Unafraid (United States)
  • Blood on My Hands (United Kingdom)
  • Les amants traqués (France)
  • Sangre en las manos (Spain)
  • Kærlighedens magt (1955) (Denmark)
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  • 79 min
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Budget $1,100,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lancaster wanted to retain the novel's title in order to capitalize on its success. Universal and the MPAA had problems with it, so the studio tested "Blood on My Hands" and "Blood on the Moon." It eventually premiered under the more innocuous "The Unafraid" but eventually reverted back to the book's original title. See more »
Goofs The story takes place in England, where automobiles and trucks are right-hand drive; but the truck Bill drives is left-hand drive. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Pulp Cinema (2001). See more »
Quotes Judge: [to Bill Saunders] ... furthermore, although these appear to be first offenses, in view of the brutal nature of the assault, I have no alternative but to direct that you receive eighteen lashes of the cat-o'-nine-tails.
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