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Kiss of Death, the Movie

Kiss of Death

1947

Director:
Henry Hathaway
 
Screenplay:
Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer
 
Cast:
Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Richard Widmark, and Coleen Gray
 
Overview:
20th-Century Fox went off the lot to film this crime melodrama in New York City. Mature is a thug who avoids jail by ratting on Widmark and his low-life gang members. Revenge then becomes the battle cry leading to a wild climax. Widmark is especially memorable as a giggling nutcase who shoves an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman down the stairs.
Widmark nominated for supporting actor Oscar.
 
Rating:
 
Format: VHS
 

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