A Kiss for a Killer [Une manche et la belle]

Henri Verneuil (director, screenwriter)
François Boyer, Annette Wademant (screenwriters)
Fausto Picedi (photographer)
James Hadley Chase (novel)
Henri Vidal, Mylène Demongeot, Isa Miranda, Jean-Loup Philippe (starring)

Paris: Cinedis, 1957. Three original black-and-white photographs of a televised outdoor interview featuring cast members from the film, here under the original French title, "Une manche et la bell." Starring actress Demongeot is seen having fun off-camera, and in one photo with Henri Vidal, director Verneuil, Isa Miranda in white, and an unidentified blonde male, presumably hosting the promotional. On the versos are film title, Demongeot's and Vidal's names in manuscript ink, numerical annotations in manuscript pencil, and rubber stamps for photographer Fausto Picedi, notable for his images of Grace Kelley in Monte Carlo.

Noirish murder drama loosely based on Chase's novel "The Sucker Punch" (1954). Betty Farnwell (Miranda) is a rich widow living in Nice with a bewitching daughter, Eva (Demongeot). Betty marries Philippe (Vidal), a good-looking but self-interested man. Cue Eva. Philippe falls for the calculating, femme fatale, who has plans to marry someone else. Betty's life is in danger as Philippe struggles with his transgressions.

Photographs 5 x 7 inches. Very Good to Near Fine.

[Book #143302]