Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
You almost wrecked my car! Well? Get in!
The shadow of the camera is visible on Mike Hammer in the tracking shot of him entering and walking into his apartment.
Opening credits scroll backwards (down instead of up).
The restored ending was been included in a video edition of Kiss Me Deadly released in the USA in August 1997. The original ending was recovered by editor Glenn Erickson with help from author Alain Silver.
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