Sunday, June 25, 2017

Murder by contract (1958) - little known film noir from director Irving Lerner, starring Vince Edwards and Caprice Toriel

Rating 7.4/10
Runtime: 81 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Irving Lerner
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051959/

Cast

Vince Edwards ... Claude
Phillip Pine ... Marc
Herschel Bernardi ... George
Caprice Toriel ... Billie Williams
Michael Granger ... Mr. Moon
Kathie Browne ... Mary - Secretary and Party Girl
Joseph Mell ... Harry - Hotel Room Waiter

Description: Claude is a young man with a regular job, no history of trouble with the law and no chance of making any real money. He also has the brains and emotional detachment to make the big bucks as a hit man, and that becomes his new job title. A string of successful hits gets him sent to Los Angeles for his latest job. There he is accompanied by two goons: one who is perpetually nervous and the other who quickly worships the young man as a hero. The cold, ruthless hit man finally becomes unglued when he finds out that his latest target is a woman. She's a witness, set to testify against his boss, and guarded day and night by the police. It's her femininity that worries Claude: women are unpredictable, they don't do what you expect. Claude eventually proves that he is the unpredictable one and his own worst enemy.

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Download link (torrent file):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzph8sb3Hdu_eWk3MmtBRG9TUFE

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=72955232217099238509


Video and audio information:

Video : 1.45 GB, 2579 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 718x460 ~> 851x460 (1.85:1), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 142
Audio : 110 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3, CBR


Subtitles (English closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Serbian) posters and screenshots included

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks,
Very strange movie.