Murder by Contract
Murder by Contract (1958)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 3, 2009
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New Yorker

Lerner directs with a wary neutrality that leaves judgment aside; he lets the killer speak his piece, resulting in a few politicized surprises.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Limpid, compact low-budget ingenuity.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Irving Lerner's direction is almost hypnotic as he matches the deliberation of his killer with meticulous direction...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

They don't make noir films better than this.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Takes a shockingly low-key, detailed approach to the job of contract killer.

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Stella Dallas
a very entertaining 50s noir that somehow escaped my radar until yesterday. the banter of the supporting characters and the third man theme music made me smile.… More