VICTOR MATURE CASTS A NOIR SHADOW | KISS OF DEATH (1947) Photo$150.00
[Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox, 1947]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin print photo. Near fine.
Looking for a vehicle for contract star Victor Mature, Darryl F. Zanuck bought Eleazar Lipsky’s book about the troubles of a small-time crook and set Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer upon a screenplay. It is considered Mature’s finest performance.
A wonderfully composed image in use of shadows. Coded 717/85.