Killer's Kiss
Killers Kiss
Theatrical release poster

Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Produced by

Stanley Kubrick

Morris Bousel

Written by

Stanley Kubrick

Howard Sackler

Music by

Gerald Fried


Stanley Kubrick

Editing by

Stanley Kubrick

Running time

67 minutes

Killer's Kiss is a 1955 film noir directed, co-produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. He also was the cinematographer and editor of the film. Although a few critics felt mixed about the film, reviews were overall more positive than that of Kubrick's first directorial effort (Fear and Desire).


Boxer Davy Gordon meets nightclub dancer Gloria Price. The two fall in love; but Gloria's ex-employer Vince Rapallo has a love for Gloria and doesn't want to let a boxer steal his love desire. His anger leads to murder, a police manhunt, and revenge. Davy and Rapallo eventually end up going one-on-one to fight.


In 1959, Kubrick won the Best Director Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.