A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5/18/1955 Kiss Me Deadly at the movies
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 Miss Marple. Okay, he played Mike Hammer. In 1999 it was
added to the National Film Registry, along with Laura, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Duck Amuck, among others.