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Born to Kill (1947) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Herman Schlom.

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The CMBA “Femme/Homme Fatales of Noir” Blogathon — Sam Wild in Born to Kill (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Apr 19, 2019 From Shadows and Satin

Sam Wild. If that isn?t a fitting name for a homme fatale, I just don?t know what is. Wild, a psychopathic drifter played with panache by Lawrence Tierney, is the title-referenced subject of the 1947 noir Born to Kill. In this first-rate, wholly riveting feature, Wild is a cool-minded serial killer,... Read full article


Born to Kill (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

If you know what you want in life be sure of it and you can’t miss. I found that out early. ?~ Lawrence Tierney as Sam Wilde Reno was always a Hollywood euphemism. What it stood for, of course, was divorce, a dirty word given the sensibilities of the 40s and the 50s. But then again, being the ... Read full article


Born to Kill (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

If you know what you want in life be sure of it and you can’t miss. I found that out early. ?~ Lawrence Tierney as Sam Wilde Reno was always a Hollywood euphemism. What it stood for, of course, was divorce, a dirty word given the sensibilities of the 40s and the 50s. But then again, being the ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BORN TO KILL (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 11, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The illustrious Robert Wise directs Born to Kill (1947), a sharp, smart noir drama that showcases the considerable talents of Claire Trevor as its morally ambivalent protagonist. It's an early foray into the genre for Wise, who would go on to direct The Set-Up (1949) and The House on Telegraph Hill ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BORN TO KILL (1947)

By Jennifer Garlen on Sep 11, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The illustrious Robert Wise directs Born to Kill (1947), a sharp, smart noir drama that showcases the considerable talents of Claire Trevor as its morally ambivalent protagonist. It's an early foray into the genre for Wise, who would go on to direct The Set-Up (1949) and The House on Telegraph Hill ... Read full article


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Mrs. Kraft: How come you got a hold of this information?
Marty Waterman: Through underworld connections, like it says in the newspapers. I'm a bad boy.


Mrs. Kraft: You're the coldest iceberg of a woman I ever saw, and the rottenest inside. I've seen plenty, too. I wouldn't trade places with you if they sliced me into little pieces.


Helen Brent: I must warn you, though, liquor makes me nosy. I've been known to ask all sorts of personal questions after four cocktails.
Marty Waterman: 'Sallright. I've been known to tell people to mind their own business. Cold sober, too.


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