Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. The story revolves around an ex-con played by Victor Mature and his former partner-in-crime, Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark in his first film). The movie also starred Brian Donlevy and introduced Coleen Gray in her first billed role. The film has received critical praise since its release, with two Academy Award nominations.
On Christmas Eve, down-on-his-luck ex-convict Nick Bianco (Mature) and his three cohorts rob a jewelry store. Before they can exit the building, however, the injured proprietor sets off his alarm. While attempting to escape, Nick assaults a police officer but is wounded and arrested.
|author||Ben Hecht Charles Lederer Philip Dunne|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||J. Watson Webb Jr.|
|genre||crime drama thriller|
|keywords||arrest build chance meeting christmas eve district attorney east harlem even injured jewelry store kill meet new life night out police officer psychopath psychopathic killer rape sing sing sing sing prison surround unsolved wound young daughter young woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Story Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|recordedAt||New Jersey New York City|
|theme||film noir prison|