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Kiss the Blood off My Hands
     

Kiss the Blood off My Hands

Director: Norman Foster, Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton

Cast: Norman Foster, Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton

 
In this film noir drama, Bill Saunders (Burt Lancaster) is a former Prisoner of War living in England whose experiences have left him emotionally unstable and prone to violence. One night, while drinking in a pub, he gets into an argument with the owner which quickly escalates into a brutal fist fight; Bill kills the publican and flees with the police giving

Overview

In this film noir drama, Bill Saunders (Burt Lancaster) is a former Prisoner of War living in England whose experiences have left him emotionally unstable and prone to violence. One night, while drinking in a pub, he gets into an argument with the owner which quickly escalates into a brutal fist fight; Bill kills the publican and flees with the police giving chase. Bill is given shelter by Jane Wharton (Joan Fontaine), a kind-hearted nurse who believes Bill when he tells her that the killing was an accident and that he's innocent of any wrongdoing. Bill soon gets in a fight with a policeman and ends up in jail, but Jane, who has fallen in love with Bill, still has faith in him, and upon his release she finds him a job driving a truck delivering drugs for the clinic where she works. Career criminal Harry Carter (Robert Newton), who witnessed Bill's murder of the pub owner, now sees a perfect opportunity for blackmail, and he forces Bill to tip him off for his next major drug shipment, which can then be routed to the black market at a high profit. Bill has little choice but to agree, but when Jane ends up tagging along when Bill is to make the delivery in question, he refuses to jeopardize her and makes the delivery to the clinic without incident. This quickly earns Harry's wrath, and they soon find themselves at the mercy of a very dangerous man. Miklos Rozsa composed the film's highly effective score.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2016
UPC:
0025192384462
Original Release:
1948
Source:
Universal Mod
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
4,883

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Fontaine Jane Wharton
Burt Lancaster Bill Saunders
Robert Newton Harry Carter
Lewis L. Russell Tom Widgery
Aminta Dyne Landlady
Jay Novello Sea Captain
Colin Keith-Johnston Judge
Reginald Sheffield Superintendent
Campbell Copelin Publican
Leyland Hodgson Tipster
Peter Hobbes Young Father
Harry Allen Drunk
Jimmy Aubrey Taxi Driver
George Bunny Bookie
Valerie Cardew Change Girl
Harry Cording Actor
Leslie Denison Constable
Thomas P. Dillon Welshman
David Dunbar Large Man
Al Ferguson Marker
Art Foster Actor
Harold Goodwin Whipper
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Actor
Joseph Granby Theater Manager
Duke Green Actor
Frank S. Hagney Actor
Bobby Hale Actor
Alec Harford Doctor
Ken Harvey Actor
Grizelda Hervey Mrs. Paton
Keith Hitchcock Official
Robin Hughes Actor
Colin Kenny Proprietor
Patty King Children
James Logan Actor
Ola Lorraine Donald's Mother
David McMahon Seaman
Charles McNaughton Telescope Man
Lora Lee Michel Little Girl
Felippa Rock Woman
Wallace "Scotty" Scott Hanger-On
Jack Stoney Man
Anne Whitfield Actor
Harry Wilson Man in Pub
Ben Wright Cockney Tout
Don McCracken Policeman
Tommy Hughes Actor
Marilyn Williams Barmaid
Fred Fox Actor
Jack Carol Tipster
Wesley Hopper Man

Technical Credits
Norman Foster Director
Leonardo Bercovici Screenwriter
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Miton Carruth Editor
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Hugh Gray Screenwriter
Harold Hecht Producer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
David S. Horsley Special Effects
Nathan Juran Art Director
Freddy Karger Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruby Levitt Set Decoration/Design
Ben Maddow Screenwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Richard Vernon Producer
Bud Westmore Makeup

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