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Director: Henry Hathaway     Starring: Richard Widmark Victor Mature
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Kiss of Death 1947 DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724603
UPC: 024543183532
UPC 14: 00024543183532
Category Keywords: Crime  Killers  Prison  Suspense  Theatrical Release  Thriller
Rating: NR
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Fox Film Noir
In this stylistic thriller, a small-time thief (Victor Mature) must defend his family from a mobster he's testified against.
Editor's Note
A two bit thief (Mature) puts his family in untold danger when the district attorney convinces him to squeal on a fellow inmate at Sing Sing: the homicidal psychopath will stop at nothing to gain revenge. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--Richard Widmark, Best Original Story.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, Spanish, Dubbed, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/6/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1947
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2228353
Video UPC UPC: 00024543183532
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Brian Donlevy
Video Cast Info Coleen Gray
Video Cast Info Richard Widmark
Video Cast Info Victor Mature
Video Cast Info Ben Hecht, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info David Buttolph - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Eleazar Lipsky - Story By
Video Cast Info Fred Kohlmar - Producer
Video Cast Info Henry Hathaway - Director
Video Cast Info J. Watson Webb - Editor
Video Cast Info Norbert Brodine - Cinematographer
Plot Summary
Two-time loser Nick Bianco is caught during an armed robbery and pressured by the Assistant District Attorney to squeal on his cohorts. Nick refuses, but after his wife commits suicide and his daughters are put in an orphanage, he relents and goes to work for the prosecutor. He gets paroled and straightens out his life, but when the D.A. needs him to roll over on Tommy Udo, Nick finds he has to deal with the psychopathic killer himself.


Oscar (1948)
   Video Award Name Richard Widmark, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Eleazar Lipsky, Nominee, Best Writing, Original Story

Golden Globe (1948)
Video Award Name Richard Widmark, Winner, Most Promising Newcomer - Male

Memorable Quotes

"Nick Bianco hadn't worked for a year. He had a record, a prison record. They say it shouldn't count against you. But when Nick tried to get a job, the same thing happened... So this is how Nick went Christmas shopping for his kids." (Opening narration, as Nick prepares to pull an armed robbery)

"I wouldn't give you the skin off a grape." (Tommy Udo to Assistant District Attorney D'Angelo)

"Your side of the fence is almost as dirty as mine." (Convict Nick Bianco, in the process of making a deal with Assistant District Attorney D'Angelo).

"I'm askin' you: where's that squealin' son of yours?" (Tommy Udo to Rizzo's wheelchair--bound mother, just before he pushes her down the stairs)

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...One of the best photographed examples of postwar 20th Century-Fox film noir..." 12/14/1990 p.3D

Entertainment Weekly
"Udo pushing a wheelchair-bound old lady down the stairs -- one of the most iconic moments in all noir -- is still chilling." -- Grade: B 12/09/2005 p.71-72

5 stars out of 5 -- "Richard Widmark stole movie....Widmark plays evil like be-bop, becoming an eternal dark icon..." 11/01/2007 p.151

Sight and Sound
"This is quintessential film noir, hardboiled, vicious but with pathos and lyricism too." 11/01/2007 p.86

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mature,Victor
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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