Since co-writing the screenplay to HATS OFF, a forgotten 1936 musical, fabled bad boy director Samuel Fuller has written and/or helmed dozens of films, including I SHOT JESSE JAMES, PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET, CHINA GATE, UNDERWORLD, U.S.A., SHOCK CORRIDOR, THE NAKED KISS, THE BIG RED ONE and
WHITE DOG. His pulpy sensibilities haven't always endeared Fuller to mainstream critics, but he has a substantial cult following both in the U.S. and, particularly, in Europe. Since the 60s, Fuller, who now lives in France, has made few films, and STREET OF NO RETURN, adapted from the pulp novel
by American writer David Goodis, seems on the surface a perfect match of director and ...