Murder by Contract
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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 a liability to the higher-ups. But then he takes a new contract to dispose of the key witness in a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lerner directs with a wary neutrality that leaves judgment aside; he lets the killer speak his piece, resulting in a few politicized surprises."
‑ , New Yorker
"Limpid, compact low-budget ingenuity."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"Irving Lerner's direction is almost hypnotic as he matches the deliberation of his killer with meticulous direction..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"They don't make noir films better than this."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Takes a shockingly low-key, detailed approach to the job of contract killer."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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