Murder by Contract (1958)
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Claude (Vince Edwards) is an educated, respectable young man with a goal in life -- to buy a house that he has his eye on; but to do that on the money he makes in his office job could take 25 years, so he chooses to embark on a new profession, as a hired assassin. A cold-blooded, thoroughly professional killer, he does his work quickly and efficiently and establishes himself as a top trouble-shooter for the particular mob that employs him, even disposing of his immediate superior when he becomes
Dec 1, 1958 Wide
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Lerner directs with a wary neutrality that leaves judgment aside; he lets the killer speak his piece, resulting in a few politicized surprises.
Irving Lerner's direction is almost hypnotic as he matches the deliberation of his killer with meticulous direction...
Takes a shockingly low-key, detailed approach to the job of contract killer.
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