Kiss Me Deadly is an independently made 1955 American film noir, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, and with Maxine Cooper and Cloris Leachman in their feature film debuts.The screenplay was written by Aldrich and A.I. Bezzerides, based on Mickey Spillane's crime novel Kiss Me, Deadly.
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March 3, 2022 Subject:
Noir at its finest
I'm a sucker for a good film noir tale and this is pretty durn good. Dragged a bit in places admittedly but on the whole is a fine addition to your collection or just to watch. Cloris Leachmans first role as a bonus.
October 23, 2021 Subject:
Overrated, apparently, but professionally done.
This film was highly influential (and controversial) for some reason. I found it to be comparatively dull, with lots of violence, a couple of fancy sports cars and a dollop of sex, a kind of 007 precursor. Meeker plays a stiff with a nodding appreciation of high culture, who competes with assorted lowlifes and the cops to secure a creepily explosive government project hidden in a suitcase. A smoothly crafted movie nonetheless, for which I give it a grudging four stars.