Kiss of Death

USA | 1947 | 99 minutes | Henry Hathaway

February 19, 2018

Convicted jewel thief Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) turns stool pigeon for the sake of his kids, putting him on a collision course with his psychopathic partner Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark, in his screen debut). Shot entirely on location in New York City, director Henry Hathaway brings a gritty, documentary feel to Bianco's world, but it's Widmark's terrifying, Oscar-nominated performance that haunts these streets.

Noir City is presented by the Film Noir Foundation. 

  • Director: Henry Hathaway
  • Principal Cast: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1947
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Producer: Fred Kohlmar
  • Screenplay: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer
  • Cinematographers: Norbert Brodine
  • Editors: J. Watson Webb Jr.
  • Music: David Buttolph
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox