A hard-hitting, often frightening crime drama from the Hecht-Lederer typewriter, KISS OF DEATH has a grimly realistic look and feel, mostly because expert helmsman Hathaway insisted upon shooting the whole film in New York. The movie pulls no punches as it represents life on the seamy
side of the street. It also introduced an electric personality to the screen, Richard Widmark, in an unforgettable role. Narrating the film is Nettie (Gray), second wife of Nick Bianco (Mature). Recounting his tough life, she tells how he is the one member of a gang who was caught robbing a
jewelry store at Christmastime. The gang's crooked lawyer (Holmes) lies to him assuring him tha...