Saturday, June 8

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveNoir City: Boston 2019

Kiss Me Deadly

Eddie Muller in Person!

NOIR CITY: BOSTON 2019

Double Feature with A KISS BEFORE DYING (9:30)

1955 • dir Robert Aldrich w/Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Marian Carr, Cloris Leachman • 106 min • DCP

America’s anti-Communist crusaders found their superhero in crime writer Mickey Spillane’s private eye hero, Mike Hammer, who enjoyed a flurry of film adaptations in the ‘50s. But in this one, screenwriter Bezzerides pulled the rug out from under Hammer, slyly subverting his ‘heroics’ and replacing Spillane’s routine crime plot with a jaw-dropping doomsday scenario. Ralph Meeker is uncomfortably attractive as Hammer: sexy, sadistic, and terminally stupid. Aldrich directs the twisted plot with a bust-out verve that heralded both the end of traditional film noir and the start of a new, more aggressive style of cinema.

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