May 26, 2018

This is one of the films that Martin Scorsese cites as having a profound influence on his career, and you can see why. From the camera work to the dialogue to the musical score, director Irving Lerner makes excellent use of his shoestring budget to tell a "terrific, no-nonsense B-movie".

Bonus, here is Martin Scorsese discussing Murder By Contract:


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