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Kiss of Death

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Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death (1947)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Release Date 1947
Studio 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nick Bianco Victor Mature
Louis D'Angelo Brian Donlevy
Nettie Cavallo Coleen Gray
Tommy Udo Richard Widmark
Earl Howser Taylor Holmes
Sgt. William Cullen Karl Malden

Kiss of Death is a 1947 noir thriller notable for being the screen debut of Richard Widmark, who co-stars as the psychopathic mob killer Tommy Udo. Victor Mature stars as Nick Bianco, an armed robber who gets paroled by assistant district attorney Louis D'Angelo (Brian Donlevy) under the condition that he finds information to build a case against Udo, a dangerous situation that jeopardizes Nick's idyllic post-prison life with his new wife Nettie (Coleen Gray) and his two children.

The following weapons were used in the film Kiss of Death:


Colt Detective Special

A Colt Detective Special with a square grip is prominently featured during the opening titles. Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) keeps a Detective Special at home, though he's a convicted felon so ADA Louis D'Angelo (Brian Donlevy) briefly takes it when arresting Nick for violating his parole by possessing it.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Twentieth Century Fox presents... a Colt Detective Special.
An unknown hand picks up the Detective Special during the credits, providing a closer look at the weapon.
Nick draws a Colt Detective Special from under his pillow when he's awakened by a mysterious sound.
Nick's Detective Special.
Nick "greets" D'Angelo with his Detective Special drawn.
Nick unloads his Detective Special and hands it to the hostess at Luigi's restaurant to keep as "a souvenir".

Smith & Wesson Military & Police Revolver

An NYPD officer wounds Nick with a shot from his "pre-Model 10" Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver after Nick's attempted jewel heist on Christmas Eve.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
The NYPD officer fires at Nick.


Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark) fires an M1911A1 during the film's climax.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1.
Tommy's henchman aims an M1911A1.
Tommy takes the M1911A1.
Tommy reaches for his fallen M1911A1.

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