A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, May 18, 2015
5/18/1955 Kiss Me Deadly is released
May 18, 1955. Well, that is one ugly poster. On this date Kiss Me Deadly was released, the second movie based on one of Mickey Spillaine's Mike Hammer novels. Ralph Meeker starred as you-know-who. In 1999 it was added to the National Film Registry, along with Laura, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Duck Amuck, among others.