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Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Movie Information

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Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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Overall Rank:

3162

Avg. Rating:

2.78/4

# of Ratings:

37

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/18/1955

DVD Release:

06/21/2011

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Actors:

Ralph Meeker
Albert Dekker
Paul Stewart
Juano Hernandez
Cloris Leachman
Jack Elam

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

L.A. private eye Mike Hammer picks up a female hitchhiker only to become involved in a twisted plot after she is killed for information. It could mean a big payday, if he can figure out the mystery and survive to use it. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 10/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Although I think they try too hard to shoe-horn in the whole Cold War/nuclear angle, but I love Ralph Meeker's dark anti-hero depiction of Mike Hammer - and the dames ain't half-bad either - as noir, it only half-way works for me, but it's worth watching just for a different take on an iconic character.

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mitchellyoung 07/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

One of the more iconic noir films created, Kiss Me Deadly combines a slow burn plot with themes of Cold War paranoia and intrigue (unusual for an LA detective film.) The characters are appropriately off-the-wall and Ralph Meeker's Mike Hammer cooly chews the scenery in every chiroscoro scene. The film's ambiguous opening is one of the best openings of all noir or crime films, in my opinion.

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dukeakasmudge 09/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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0.5/4 

C-O-R-N-Y

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