Kiss Me Deadly

Released May 18, 1955 in Los Angeles
Production time: November 27, 1954 -- December 23, 1954
Filmed on location in Los Angeles and at Sutherland Studios
Cost: $410,000

Director: Robert Aldrich
Producer: Robert Aldrich for Parklane Productions
Executive Producer: Victor Seville
Screenplay: A. I. Bezzerides, from the novel by Mickey Spillane

Director of Photography: Ernest Lazlo
Art Direction: William Glasgow
Music: Frank DeVol
"Rather Have the Blues" sung by Nat King Cole, music and lyrics by DeVol
Sound: Jack Solomon

Costumes: Tom Thompson, Evelyn Carruth
Editor: Michael Luciano
Set Decoration: Howard Bristol
Special Effects: Lee Zavitz
Main Titles: Joe Hernandez, Complete Film Service



Cast:

Ralph Meeker
Mike Hammer

Albert Dekker
Dr. Soberin

Paul Stewart
Carl Evello

Juano Hernandez
Eddie Yeager

Maxine Cooper
Velda

Gaby Rodgers
Gabrielle/Lily

Wesley Addy
Pat Murphy

Nick Dennis
Nick

Cloris Leachman
Christina

Marian Carr
Friday

Jack Lambert
Sugar Smallhouse

Jack Elam
Charlie Max

Jerry Zinneman
Sammy

Percy Helton
Morgue Attendant

Fortunio Bonanova
Carmen Trivago

Old Mover Man
Silvio Minciotti

Leigh Snowden
Girl at Pool

Madi Comfort
Singer

Art Loggins
Bartender

Robert Cornthwaite, James Seay
FBI Men

Mara McAfee
Nurse

James McCallian
Super

Jessalyn Fax
Mrs. Super

Mort Marshall
Ray Diker

Strother Martin
Truck Driver

Marjorie Bennett
Manager

Robert Sherman
Gas Station Attendant

Keith McConnell
Athletic Club Clerk

Paul Richards
Attacker

Eddie Real

Side Men

Information on this page was gathered from several sources, notably the book "What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich? His Life and His Films," by Alain Silver and James Ursini, published 1995 by Limelight Editions.


BIOGRAPHY       RALPH MEEKER