Aleksandar Saša Brezar
over 5 years
The best noir of all time and one of the most influential films of its decade. A must-see.
over 5 years
A masterpiece of film noir, influencing the new wave and reflecting cold war angst.
over 6 years
Seems like your standard noir until it goes a bit crazy with the glowing suit case
Kiss Me Deadly is a 1955 film noir drama produced and directed by Robert Aldrich starring Ralph Meeker. The screenplay was written by A.I. Bezzerides, based on the Mickey Spillane Mike Hammer mystery novel Kiss Me, Deadly. Kiss Me Deadly is often considered a classic of the noir genre. The film grossed $726,000 in the United States and a total of $226,000 overseas. It also withstood scrutiny from the Kefauver Commission as being a film said to be designed to ruin young viewers, leading director Aldrich to write against the Commission's conclusions.
Kiss Me Deadly marked the film debuts of both actresses Cloris Leachman and Maxine Cooper.
Ralph Meeker plays Mike Hammer, a tough Los Angeles private eye who is almost as brutal and corrupt as the crooks he chases. Mike, and his assistant/secretary/lover, Velda (Maxine Cooper), usually work on "penny-ante divorce cases".
One evening on a lonely country road, Hammer gives a ride to Christina (Cloris Leachman), an attractive hitchhiker...