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The Resource Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents, Mickey Spillane's "Kiss me deadly" ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture released through United Artists, (videorecording)

Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents, Mickey Spillane's "Kiss me deadly" ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture released through United Artists, (videorecording)

Label
Kiss me deadly
Title
Kiss me deadly
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents, Mickey Spillane's "Kiss me deadly" ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture released through United Artists
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers' car topples off a cliff and he is thrown clear. Seeking vengeance, Hammer tries to discover the secret behind the girl's murder
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photographed by Ernest Laszlo ; film editor, Michael Luciano ; music composed and conducted by Frank DeVol ; "Rather have the blues" sung by Nat "King" Cole ; orchestrations by Albert Harris ; art director, William Glasgow ; set decorator, Howard Bristol ; sound, Jack Solomon
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.K57 2011
PerformerNote
Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr, Marjorie Bennett, Fortunio Bonanova, Madi Comfort, Robert Cornthwaite, Nick Dennis, Jack Elam, Jesslyn Fax, Percy Helton, Jack Lambert, Mort Marshall, Strother Martin, James McCallion, Silvio Minciotti, Ben Morris, Paul Richards, James Seay, Leigh Snowden, Jerry Zinneman, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1918-1983
  • 1895-1979
  • 1908-2007
  • 1919-1965
  • 1920-1988
  • 1905-1968
  • 1908-1986
  • 1926-
  • 1894-1982
  • 1895-1969
  • 1923-2003
  • 1917-2006
  • 1920-2003
  • 1893-1975
  • 1894-1971
  • 1920-2002
  • 1918-1979
  • 1919-1980
  • 1882-1961
  • 1921-1982
  • 1924-1974
  • 1914-1992
  • 1918-2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Aldrich, Robert
  • Saville, Victor
  • Bezzerides, A. I.
  • Laszlo, Ernest
  • Luciano, Michael
  • DeVol, Frank
  • Cole, Nat King
  • Zinneman, Jerry
  • Harris, Albert
  • Glasgow, William
  • Bristol, Howard
  • Solomon, Jack
  • Meeker, Ralph
  • Dekker, Albert
  • Stewart, Paul
  • Hernandez, Juano
  • Addy, Wesley
  • Carr, Marian
  • Bennett, Marjorie
  • Bonanova, Fortunio
  • Comfort, Madi
  • Cornthwaite, Robert
  • Dennis, Nick
  • Elam, Jack
  • Fax, Jesslyn
  • Helton, Percy
  • Lambert, Jack
  • Marshall, Mort
  • Martin, Strother
  • McCallion, Jimmy
  • Minciotti, Silvio
  • Morris, Ben
  • Richards, Paul
  • Seay, James
  • Snowden, Leigh
  • Cooper, Maxine
  • Leachman, Cloris
  • Rodgers, Gaby
  • Spillane, Mickey
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Parklane Pictures, Inc
  • United Artists (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
106
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
568
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spillane, Mickey
  • Hammer, Mike
  • Private investigators
  • Murder
  • Women
  • Radioactive substances
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents, Mickey Spillane's "Kiss me deadly" ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture released through United Artists, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Supplements: Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; director Alex Cox on Kiss me deadly; "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane" documentary directed by Max Allan Collins; excerpts from The long haul of A.I. Bezzerides; "Bunker Hill, Los Angeles" video piece on film's locations by Jim Dawson; "Ending altered" truncated ending which was presented as the film's ending for three decades; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "The thriller of tomorrow" by J. Hoberman; "You can't hang up the meat hook" by Robert Aldrich
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky238258380
Dimensions
4 3/4 in +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition; DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604654356
Lccn
be2011013053
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 04/18
Other control number
715515082815
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2022D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents, Mickey Spillane's "Kiss me deadly" ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture released through United Artists, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
  • Supplements: Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; director Alex Cox on Kiss me deadly; "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane" documentary directed by Max Allan Collins; excerpts from The long haul of A.I. Bezzerides; "Bunker Hill, Los Angeles" video piece on film's locations by Jim Dawson; "Ending altered" truncated ending which was presented as the film's ending for three decades; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "The thriller of tomorrow" by J. Hoberman; "You can't hang up the meat hook" by Robert Aldrich
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky238258380
Dimensions
4 3/4 in +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition; DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604654356
Lccn
be2011013053
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
kp 04/18
Other control number
715515082815
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2022D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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