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Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Movie Grade A

McCarthyism Connection Grade D

McCarthyism Connection
"Director Robert Aldrich has revealed in a number of interviews that he found Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer to be a model "antidemocratic, a fascist" and that he deliberately highlighted Hammer's ends-justifies-the-means modus operandi in accordance with McCarthy's methods." Caryl Flinn

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