Sunday, June 9

RaritiesScreening on 35mmNoir City: BostonRepertory Series

Murder By Contract

Double Feature with THE BURGLAR (2:00)

1958 • dir Irving Lerner w/Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel • 81 min • 35mm

Cold, ruthless Claude (Edwards) has no prospects in his young life – so he decides to stake his place in the world as a hired killer – but when he’s sent to sunny California to kill a gangland witness, his sudden discovery of ‘ethics’ could prove fatal. An ultra-low budget gem from director Irving Lerner, shot in only seven days, with a strangely hypnotic pace and a spare, haunting musical theme by guitarist Perry Botkin. A personal favorite of director Martin Scorsese, who’s admitted this film’s stylistic influence on Taxi Driver – particularly the Travis-in-training sequences.

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