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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Killer's Kiss is a 1955 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler. The film stars Jamie Smith, Irene Kane and Frank Silvera.


The film revolves around Davey Gordon (Jamie Smith), a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.

The drama begins with Davy in his apartment room, mentally preparing for a big fight against Kid Rodriguez. On the other side of the building, across the courtyard, he gazes upon Gloria Price (Irene Kane), an attractive taxi dancer, getting ready for work. As they both walk out of the building, they run into each other, they notice each other but say nothing. Gloria is picked up by her boss Vincent (Frank Silvera).

As Davy is losing his fight, Gloria is dealing with her boss in his office as he tries to kiss her repeatedly.

That evening Davy is awakened by screams coming from Gloria's apartment. As he looks across the courtyard, he sees that Gloria is being attacked by Vincent. He runs to her room, but Vincent has made his getaway. Davy comforts Gloria and she goes to sleep comfortable that Davy is in the room to protect her. However, Vincent is not deterred, and proceeds to interfere in their lives.


  • Jamie Smith as Davy Gordon
  • Irene Kane as Gloria Price
  • Frank Silvera as Vincent Rapallo
  • Jerry Jarrett as Albert (the fight manager)
  • Mike Dana as Gangster
  • Felice Orlandi as Gangster
  • Skippy Adelman as Mannequin factory owner
  • David Vaughan as Conventioneer
  • Alec Rubin as Conventioneer
  • Ralph Roberts as Gangster
  • Phil Stevenson as Gangster

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