Saturday, March 15, 2008

Henry Hathaway's "Kiss of Death"

A classic of the Docu-Noir style crime film, Kiss of Death still holds up very well even in this day of non-stop CSI and police procedurals.) Directed by the perrenially under-rated and from all accounts hot-tempered Henry Hathaway on location in New York it is one of the few Noirs to feature a female narrator. Richard Widmark's portrayal of the psychpathic Tommy Udo earned him an Academy award nomination. This one is mandatory for the Noir fan.
Paul Parducci

1 comment:

Paul Parducci said...

Rest in Peace Mr. Widmark.