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Kiss Me Deadly (1955) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Victor Saville and Robert Aldrich.
Kiss Me Deadly was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.
Classics Revisited: Kiss Me DeadlyBy Barry P. on Nov 18, 2015 From Cinematic Catharsis
(1955) Directed by Robert Aldrich; Written by A.I. Bezzerides; Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane; Starring: Ralph Meeker, Maxine Cooper, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Gaby Rodgers and Cloris Leachman; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating ****½ “You’re one of those s... Read full article
Melt My Face With Your Kiss – Kiss Me Deadly (1955)By Michael on Sep 30, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings
They? A wonderful word. And who are they? They’re the nameless ones who kill people for the great whatsit. Does it exist? Who cares? Everyone everywhere is so involved in the fruitless search for what? Watching 1955’s Kiss Me Deadly, I was reminded of two other much later films, 1981R... Read full article
Kiss me Deadly (1955) – UpdatedBy 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 10, 2015 From 4 Star Films
Set in L.A., the film stars Ralph Meeker as the callous and often corrupt P.I. Mike Hammer, adapted from the Mickey Spillane novels. One night while driving, Hammer picks up a frightened woman who begs him to remember her. They are forced off the road by thugs and the girl is eventually killed. Hamm... Read full article
Film Noir of the Week: Kiss Me DeadlyBy Amanda Garrett on Jul 10, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
If you like your film noir with a heaping helping of cold war paranoia, then this week's movie is right up your alley. TCM will air Kiss Me Deadly (1955) starring Ralph Meeker and Leigh Snowden (above) at 9:45 p.m. July 10 as part of its film noir festival, Summer of Darkness. A viewers guide for t... Read full article
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)By Beatrice on Jul 27, 2014 From Flickers in Time
Kiss Me Deadly Directed by Robert Aldrich Written by A.I. Bezzerides based on the novel by Mickey Spillane 1955/USA Parklane Pictures Inc. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #308 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I still don’t exactly understand how the conspiracy was supposed to work he... Read full article
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Christina Bailey: You have only one real lasting love.
Mike Hammer: Now who could that be?
Christina Bailey: You. You're one of those self-indulgent males who thinks about nothing but his clothes, his car, himself. Bet you do push-ups every morning just to keep your belly hard.
Lt. Pat Murphy: Now listen, Mike. Listen carefully. I'm going to pronounce a few words. They're harmless words. Just a bunch of letters scrambled together. But their meaning is very important. Try to understand what they mean. "Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, Trinity."
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Although Victor Saville is credited as Executive Producer and director Robert Aldrich is credited only as producer, in reality Aldrich had it written into his contract that he had complete control over the picture and it would be made the way he wanted it, specifically stipulating that his decisions could not be overruled by any studio representative.
The Kefauver Commission, a federal unit dedicated to investigating corrupting influences in the 1950s, singled this out as 1955's number one menace to American youth. Because of this, Robert Aldrich felt compelled to conduct a writing campaign for the free speech rights of independent film-makers.
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