Kiss the Blood Off My Hands 1948 Joan Fontaine Crime Drama Film-Noir
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Story Line. Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill’s talents for crime.
Though this is a British-feeling movie set in London, it is topped out with American actors and directed by an American, too. It is a great example of that American archetype known as film noir. It even has the standard core of the best of them, a returning soldier struggling to make sense of normal life. Lancaster has a past that includes two years in a Nazi prison camp. He has the mental scars to show for it.
The director is little known Norman Foster, who made a bunch of Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto films in the 1930’s, and the quite good “Rachel and the Stranger.” Another example of how teamwork lifts even less inspired aspects higher.
Product Information for Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
- Director: Norman Foster
- Includes Bonus Movie Trailer
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Norma Productions
- Run time: 79 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
Trailer from Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
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