Kiss the Blood Off My Hands

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Screen legends Joan Fontaine (Rebecca, Suspicion, The Bigamist) and Burt Lancaster (Desert Fury, I Walk Alone, The Train) star in Kiss the Blood off My Hands, a classic film noir about fate and love amongst the most unlikely individuals. read more

Screen legends Joan Fontaine (Rebecca, Suspicion, The Bigamist) and Burt Lancaster (Desert Fury, I Walk Alone, The Train) star in Kiss the Blood off My Hands, a classic film noir about fate and love amongst the most unlikely individuals. Former POW Bill Saunders (Lancaster), now living in England, is scarred with unstable and violent tendencies. After killing a man in a bar fight, he flees the scene and manages to find cover in the home of Nurse Jane Wharton (Fontaine), who agrees to take him in and believes his story that the killing was an accident. Now in love, Nurse Wharton tries to secure Saunders a job delivering medical supplies when he’s released from prison after serving time for fighting with a police officer. Things take a turn, however, when a racketeer (Robert Newton, Odd Man Out) who witnessed Saunders’ murder threatens to turn him into the police unless he agrees to assist in a crime. Beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by the great Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, The Lady Gambles) and stylishly directed by Norman Foster (Journey into Fear, Woman on the Run).

Original Release

10/30/1948

US Release

10/30/1948

Cast

Joan Fontaine Jane Wharton
Burt Lancaster William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
Robert Newton Harry Carter
Lewis L. Russell Tom Widgery
Aminta Dyne Landlady
Grizelda Hervey Mrs. Paton
Jay Novello Sea Captain of Pelicano
Colin Keith-Johnston Judge
Reginald Sheffield Superintendent
Campbell Copelin Publican
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Foster

Writers

Leonardo Bercovici, Ben Maddow, Hugh Gray, Gerald Butler, Walter Bernstein

Cast

Joan Fontaine Jane Wharton
Burt Lancaster William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
Robert Newton Harry Carter
Lewis L. Russell Tom Widgery
Aminta Dyne Landlady
Grizelda Hervey Mrs. Paton
Jay Novello Sea Captain of Pelicano
Colin Keith-Johnston Judge
Reginald Sheffield Superintendent
Campbell Copelin Publican
Leyland Hodgson Tipster
Peter Forbes Young Father
Harry Allen Drunk
Jimmy Aubrey Taxi Driver
Timothy Bruce Boy Child
George Bunny Bookie
Jack Carol Tipster
Harry Cording Policeman
Leslie Denison Constable
Tom Dillon Mr. Thomas, Welshman

Producers

Harold Hecht Executive Producer
Norman Deming Producer
Richard Vernon Producer

Editors

Milton Carruth

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