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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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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."


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.


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?


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Facts about

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 piano selection playing on the radio during one of the final scenes is Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, Opus 10, No. 12.
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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National Film Registry

Kiss Me Deadly

Released 1955
Inducted 1999
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