Here we see Kubrick's New York street photography put to film, fun despite its story.
Taylor Reginald Wright
almost 6 years
Stanley Kubrick works his magic with his inventive use of lighting and a solid noir story.
almost 7 years
Kubrick's first official feature. Gritty but underdeveloped film noir
Killer's Kiss is a 1955 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler. It is the second feature film directed by Kubrick. The film stars Jamie Smith, Irene Kane and Frank Silvera.
The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with his neighbor, taxi dancer Gloria Price (Irene Kane), and her violent employer Vincent Rapallo (Frank Silvera).
The drama begins with Davey in his apartment room, mentally preparing for a big fight against Kid Rodriguez. On the other side of the building, across the courtyard, he gazes upon Gloria, an attractive taxi dancer, getting ready for work. As they both walk out of the building, they run into each other, they notice each other but say nothing. Gloria is picked up by her boss Vincent.
As Davey is losing his fight, Gloria is dealing with her boss in his office as he tries to kiss her repeatedly.
That evening Davey is awakened...