Saturday, April 12, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: K is for Kiss Me Deadly!


Although there have been other Mike Hammers in the movies and on TV - I think Ralph Meeker might have been the best of them all. He's tough, mean, and nasty - just like Mickey Spillane wrote him.

This is a terrific 50's film noir with Hammer drawn into the case when a female hitchhiker he picks up gets dead - and it's a particularly gruesome death too. (And look! It's a young Cloris Leachman!)  After that Hammer's on the job - fist fighting, gun fighting, throwing people down stairs, the works.

The McGuffin everyone is after is mysterious - and very lethal. The movie comes down to one of the craziest climaxes ever put to film - and that's saying something!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. This is a seriously GREAT movie. Ralph Meeker stomps thru this like some kind of primal beast, plus you got Albert Dekker spouting Greek mythology and a young skinny Jack Elam. One of the best ever.

    1. Yeah, it's a knockout movie - I'm thrilled you like it as much as I do! Cheers!

  2. Great movie poster too!