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Kiss of Death (1947) Richard Widmark Biography


KISS OF DEATH (1947)


 
Richard Widmark (1914-2008)
 
Richard Widmark was a film, stage and television actor as well as a producer.  He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor academy award for his first film part playing Tommy Udo in “Kiss of Death” (1947).
 
Widmark started college wanting to be a lawyer, but as the story goes, he played the part of a lawyer in a college play. He was hooked.  He then studied acting at Lake Forest College.  After graduation in 1936, he taught acting at the same college.

Watch "Kiss of Death" (1947)

You can watch "Kiss of Death" (1947) here:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2145ex

Kiss of Death (1947) Crime in the Movies


 
KISS OF DEATH (1947) Blog #2 Crime in Classic Films
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Victor Mature, Richard Widmark,
Director: Henry Hathaway
Writer: Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer (screen play) from a story by Eleazar Lipsky
Starring Victor Mature, Brian Donleavy, Collen Gray, Richard Widmmark, Karl Malden, Robert Adler

Crime in the Movies

This film, Kiss of Death (1947) raises some interesting topics for discussion about the way crime is portrayed in the movies during different eras.

Kiss of Death (1947), marks a transition in the portrayal of crime in a way that is difficult to perceive now, when we are so used to films that show all sorts of psychologically perverted and defective people.

Kiss of Death(1947)





Kiss of Death (1947)




 
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Victor Mature, Richard Widmark,
 
Director: Henry Hathaway
Writer: Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer (screen play) from a story by Eleazar Lipsky
 
Starring Victor Mature, Brian Donleavy, Collen Gray, Richard Widmmark, Karl Malden, Robert Adler
 
Minor players: Mildred Dunnock (Mrs. Rizzo), Harry Landers (Convict), Millard Mitchell (Detective Shelby, uncredited), Tito Vuolo (Luigi, uncredited)
 
Set Decoration, Thomas Little
 
Costumes: Charles Le Maire

The Painted Veil


Gown created for Greta Garbo in "The Painted Veil."


Both the Greta Garbo version and the 2017 version of the Painted Veil leave out the husband’s dying words.  In the novel, Kitty pleads with her dying husband to forgive her.  She says this is to unburden him, his soul, not for her.  After pleading with him, he utters one sentence.  “The dog it was that died.”  She realizes that he has not understood anything she has been saying to him.
 
Then, feeling that the sentence is familiar she asks her friend.

Medici

The netflix series "Medici" is beautiful to watch and also includes some fascinating characters.  Also, Kindle is offering a free novel "Sabina" which includes Medici family characters. 

The Painted Veil (2006) Part 1


The Painted Veil (2006) Blog Entry
 
Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Live Schreiber
 
Director: JohnCurran.
 
Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner
 
This adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s novel is much closer to the original than the Greta Garbo vehicle (1934).  The Garbo version inserts a whitewashed family life for Kitty in London before she marries, and a romanticized reconciliation of Kitty and her husband Walter at the end.  In between, Garbo’s affair with Charlie (George Brent) is used, but much of the wonderful, painful, insightful, dialogue between Kitty and Charlie and Kitty and her husband is left out.

The Painted Veil (Novel)




The Painted Veil
 
W. Somerset Maugham, published in 1925. First published in serialized form in Cosmopolitan (1924). 
 
The title of Maugham’s novel is taken from Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet, which begins "Lift not the painted veil which those who live / Call Life.”
 
Maugham originally wrote the story about a character whose name was Lane, but after the success of a case for libel against the publishers by a Hong Kong couple, he changed it to Fane.  After the then Assistant Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong also threatened legal action, the name of the colony was changed to Tching-Yen.

The Painted Veil

You can listen to "The Painted Veil" on Audible.
https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Painted-Veil-Audiobook/B002V1C4VY?qid=1602007867&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=YBYT0V68KV969C7WYMK4



aDRIAN: Costumes


https://www.amazon.com/Gowns-Adrian-MGM-Years-1928-1941/dp/0810908980/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=adrian+costumes+design&qid=1601488578&sr=8-2


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