Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez,
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".
  • 7.6 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • Mickey Spillane, A.I. Bezzerides, Writer:
  • Robert Aldrich, Director:
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B+ / 10

/ 10

This independently produced low-budget film was a shining example for the New Wave directors -- Truffaut, Godard, et al -- who found it proof positive that commercial films could accommodate the quirkiest and most personal of visions.

/ 10

The trail leads to a series of amorous dames, murder-minded plug-uglies and dangerous adventures that offer excitement but have little clarity to let the viewer know what's going on.

/ 10

A crucial influence on what would become the French new wave, an irresistibly seedy trip through the Los Angeles underworld, and a valuable artifact of Cold War anxiety.

3/5 / 10

It's not the greatest thriller ever, but Kiss Me Deadly is classic film noir.