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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.

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Classics Revisited: Kiss Me Deadly

By 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) – Updated

By 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 Deadly

By 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 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


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Quotes from

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.


Dr. Soberin: The head of Medusa. That's what's in the box, and who looks on her will be changed not into stone but into brimstone and ashes. But of course you wouldn't believe me, you'd have to see for yourself, wouldn't you?


Dr. G.E. Soberin: There is something sad and melancholy about trips. I always hate to go away. But one has to find some new place or it would be impossible to be sad and melancholy again.


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Facts about

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.
Memo from United Artists: Mickey Spillane's name must be above the title and in the same type style as appears on the "Kiss Me Deadly" Signet Book Jacket.
The first time Mike listens to Christina Bailey's radio, the piece playing is the first movement of Schubert's Eight Symphony ("Unfinished"). The second time he listens, the first movement to Brahms' First String Quartet is playing.
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National Film Registry

Kiss Me Deadly

Released 1955
Inducted 1999
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