Pulp Fiction Thursday: Murder By Contract

I’m a big fan of TCM’s Noir Alley with Eddie Muller. When Eddie speaks, I listen. Last week’s edition featured a tight little movie, Murder By Contract. The script was written in 1958 by blacklisted screenwriter Ben Maddow. I wonder if he’s any relation to Rachel. You never can tell.

Anyway, it’s a nifty noir. I give it 3 1/2 stars and an Adrastos Grade of B+.

Here’s the poster:

The tagline is characteristic of the casual sexism of the period.

Here’s the trailer:

Ready for some lagniappe? Here’s Marty on this movie:

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