Kiss Me, Deadly 1955

Driving along a lonely road at night near Los Angeles, private eye Mike Hammer is flagged down by a barefoot girl wearing only a trenchcoat. She tells him her name, Christina. but nothing about what she is obviously running away from.

Books with substantial mentioning of Kiss Me, Deadly
Geoff Mayer and Brian McDonnell
Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Westport, Connecticut/London, 2007

Jürgen Müller (ed.)
Movies of the 50s
Köln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, 2005

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
The Great Detective Pictures
Metuchen, N.J. & London, 1990

Danny Peary
Cult Movies, The Classics, the Sleepers, the Weird, and the Wonderful
New York, 1989
Books with an entry on Kiss Me, Deadly
Michael F. Keaney
Film Noir Guide, 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2003

Alan G. Fetrow
Feature Films, 1950 - 1959, a United States Filmography
Jefferson, NC, 1999
Articles on Kiss Me, Deadly
Simon Braund, Kiss Me Deadly, Misogyny, torture, Armageddon - is this the grimmest film noir ever made?, in: Empire, nr. 245 (November), 2009 pp. 176-177
Author:Simon Braund
Title:Kiss Me Deadly, Misogyny, torture, Armageddon - is this the grimmest film noir ever made?
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Kiss Me, Deadly (1955)

Kiss Me, Deadly
United States 1955

Directed by

Juano Hernandez
Fortunio Bonanova
James McCallion
Robert Cornthwaite
Percy Helton
Silvio Minciotti
John Fiedler
Leonard Mudie
Charles Lane
Nat 'King' Cole
Bing Russell


Country:United States

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