Kid Glove Killer (1942)
A film directed by Fred Zinnemann

Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery

Film Review

Kid Glove Killer is an American crime film first released in 1942, directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cinematography was by Paul Vogel and the film was scored by David Snell. It is based on a story by John C. Higgins and stars Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds and Cliff Clark.   It is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, produced by Jack Chertok and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Location filming was in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 14 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Kid Glove Killer is: good - passable entertainment.

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by Fred Zinnemann include: Act of Violence (1948), The Member of the Wedding (1952), The Nun's Story (1959) and A Man for All Seasons (1966). The actor Van Heflin has also appeared in: Johnny Eager (1942), Act of Violence (1948), The Secret Land (1948) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957).

Other recommended crime/drama/mystery films of the 1940s from USA that you may want to consider are: Nicholas Ray's A Woman's Secret (1949), Roy William Neill's Dressed to Kill (1946), Edwin L. Marin's Johnny Angel (1945), Roy William Neill's Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) and Roy William Neill's Terror by Night (1946).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Fred Zinnemann
  • Script: John C. Higgins (story), Allen Rivkin
  • Photo: Paul Vogel
  • Music: David Snell, Daniele Amfitheatrof, Lennie Hayton
  • Cast: Van Heflin (Gordon McKay), Marsha Hunt (Jane Mitchell), Lee Bowman (Gerald I. Ladimer), Samuel S. Hinds (Mayor Daniels), Cliff Clark (Captain Lynch), Eddie Quillan (Eddie Wright), John Litel (Matty), Cathy Lewis (Bessie Wright), Nella Walker (Mrs. Daniels), Ernie Alexander (Truck Driver Eating at Eddie's), Sam Ash (Card Player in Montage), Leon Belasco (Chris Spyro - Cook), Brooks Benedict (Rumba Extra), Margaret Bert (Miss Huser), Robert Blake (Boy in Car), Eugene Borden (Pierre - Headwaiter), Roy Brent (Suspect), George M. Carleton (Taggart), Eddy Chandler (Rosson), Hugh Chapman (Newsboy), Ken Christy (Police Chief Spencer), Mark Daniels (Reporter), Diane Dorsay (Woman), Paul Fix (Allison Stacy), James Flavin (Keenan)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 74 min

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