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Killer's Kiss (1955)

Film-Noir/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 7m

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Her Soft Mouth Was the Road to Sin-Smeared Violence!

Description

Davey Gordon is a middleweight boxer near the end of the line. He's set to fight a top upcoming talent, with the winner in line for a title shot. It's obvious that's not going to be Gordon. He's just there to fatten up the contender's KO record. He sits alone in his meager apartment, one step up from a flop-house, brooding away the time till he meets Kid Rodriguez. Across the courtyard, Gloria, an attractive but world-weary taxi dancer, is getting ready for work. Each steal stealthy glances at the other, but their eyes never meet. Walking out of the building, they run into each other but say nothing. Gloria is picked up by her boss Vincent. As Davey is being dropped by one knockdown after another, Gloria is fending off her boss Vincent's persistent pawing. That evening, deep in a disturbing dream, Davey is awakened by a loud scream coming from Gloria's apartment. He rushes to the window and sees that Gloria is being attacked by Vincent. Before he can scamper across the rooftop to her room Vincent hears him coming and makes his getaway. Davey comforts Gloria and offers to stay with her as she drifts off to sleep, silently but curiously respectfully inspecting her personal keepsakes and hanging lingerie before leaving. The couple reunites for breakfast at Gloria's, where they share their life stories. With nothing holding either to New York they decide to go together to Davey's Aunt and Uncle's ranch near Seattle, a caring pair who appear to be his only surviving kin who have repeatedly invited him to return. While Gloria is up at the dance hall quitting and seeking her last week's pay, Davey has a rendezvous planned with his manager to collect his share of the fight's purse. When Vincent hears she is leaving, he balks and tries to wheedle her plans from her. She stonewalls him and is told to get out. Waiting for Davey she stands outside the entrance next to a man she doesn't know. Still furious over the previous night and taking Gloria away from him, Vincent sends two goons out to rough Davey up, but they mistake the man near her for him. Chasing him into an alley they go too far and kill his manager instead. Vincent kidnaps Gloria and he and his two goons hold her in a run down hideout in a brick wasteland. Davey returns to Gloria's apartment and sees police searching his room. They assume he robbed and killed his manager. Davey leaves to rescue Gloria, but he is captured and restrained as well, leading to a chase and confrontation in an abandoned warehouse full of mannequins. During the struggle, Davey kills Vincent and rescues Gloria. He and Gloria are cleared of all charges by the police, and Davey buys a train ticket back to the West Coast. At the train station, Davey assumes she will not join him, but at the last minute, Gloria rushes in, and they kiss.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Minotaur Productions

Budget

$75,000
Cast
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Frank Silvera

Vinnie Rapallo
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Jamie Smith

Davey Gordon
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Irene Kane

Gloria Price
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Jerry Jarrett

Albert (as Jerry Jarret)
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Mike Dana

Gangster
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Felice Orlandi

Main Gangster
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Shaun O'Brien

Landlord
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Barbara Brand

Taxi Dance Lady
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David Vaughan

Conventioneer #1
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Alec Rubin

Conventioneer #2
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Ralph Roberts

Bouncer #1
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Phil Stevenson

Bouncer #2
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Arthur Feldman

Policeman #1
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Bill Funaro

Taxi Driver
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Skippy Adelman

Mannequin Factory Owner
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Ruth Sobotka

Iris
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Jack Curtis

TV announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Peggy Lobbin

Gloria Price (voice) (uncredited)
Crew
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Stanley Kubrick

Editor
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Stanley Kubrick

Cinematograpy
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Stanley Kubrick

Producer
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Morris Bousel

Producer
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Stanley Kubrick

Writer
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Stanley Kubrick

Director
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Stanley Kubrick

Sound
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Clifford van Praag

Sound
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Walter Ruckersberg

Sound
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Gerald Fried

Music
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Howard Sackler

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Killer's Kiss

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

6/28/2022

$21.84 -$8.11 (27%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Killer's Kiss

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/16/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Killer's Kiss

(DVD)

6/29/1999

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