Film Noir Matinee Series

Tenley-Friendship Library

Film Noir Matinee Series

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955

Kiss Me Deadly Film PosterWhat happens when writer Mickey Spillane and director Robert Aldrich team up in the middle of Red Scare-era America? The result, Kiss Me Deadly, presents Spillane’s morally bankrupt detective, Mike Hammer, who is sucked into the quest for a “Pandora’s Box,” the “great whatsit” at the center of this tale of violence, greed, and Cold War paranoia.

Join other noir enthusiasts for the film and discussion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., as we jump forward in time to the end of the noir classic era with a film that takes the genre to its nihilistic edge.

Starring Ralph Meeker, Maxine Cooper, and Albert Dekker. B&W, Unrated. 104 minutes.