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Kiss of Death (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorRichard WidmarkNominated
Best WritingEleazar LipskyNominated

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Day 21 of Noirvember: Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 21, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on one scary dude: Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947). WHAT?S KISS OF DEATH ABOUT? Career criminal Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) is arrested after a botched robbery attempt. He?s offered the chance for an early release if he squeals on his comrades, but he r... Read full article

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 27: Kiss of Death (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 27, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Kiss of Death (1947) is one of those noirs that I knew about before I saw it. This is the one where Richard Widmark tosses a wheelchair-bound old lady down a flight of stairs. How could you not want to check out a movie with a scene like that? But there?s more to this film than Widmark?s psychopathi... Read full article

Kiss of Death starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, and Richard Widmark in his screen debut

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Kiss of Death starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, and Richard Widmark in his screen debut Kiss of Death (1947) is a film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, and Coleen Gray. It marked the screen debut of Richard Widmark; he earned a Best Su... Read full article

Kiss of Death (1995, Barbet Schroeder)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 25, 2016 From The Stop Button

Kiss of Death takes place over four years, has eight to ten significant characters, and runs an hour and forty minutes. It skips ahead three years at the forty-five minute mark. And the last twenty minutes could have their own movie, as David Caruso returns to the city to face Nicolas Cage, who know... Read full article

Kiss of Death (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Film-Noir gets interesting when the stylized, more formalistic, world of this dark genre begins to seep into the familiar human drama that we as an audience are more used to. Many of us have families. We have jobs so we can provide for our families. ?Or maybe some of us don’t and that makes fo... Read full article

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Quotes from

Nick Bianco: What happened? You came here to tell me what happened. Why did you change your mind? Scared of hurting me? Look, Nettie... I'm the kind of guy you can't hurt. It doesn't matter.

Tommy Udo: I wouldn't give you the skin off a grape.

Nettie: Nick Bianco hadn't worked for a year. He had a record - a prison record. They say it shouldn't count against you but when Nick tried to get a job the same thing always happened: "Very sorry." No prejudice, of course, but no job either. So this is how Nick went Christmas shopping for his kids.

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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 12, 1948, with Victor Mature, Coleen Gray and Richard Widmark reprising their film roles.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 29, 1951 with Victor Mature and Richard Widmark again reprising their film roles.
Because this was filmed on actual locations, a toilet is visible in Victor Mature's jail cell. The sight of toilets was generally banned in films until Alfred Hitchcock managed to break the taboo with Psycho.
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Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1947

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