The New Pictures, Sep. 15, 1947

Kiss of Death (20th Century-Fox) illustrates a new and vigorous trend in U.S. moviemaking. One of the best things that is happening in Hollywood is the tendency to move out of the place—to base fictional pictures on fact, and, more importantly, to shoot them not in painted studio sets but in actual places. In making this kind of realistic "locale" movie, 20th Century-Fox has been the leader—with The House on 92nd St., 13 Rue Madeleine and Boomerang.

Boomerang achieved a physical and moral portrait of an entire community. Kiss of Death, working in a darker, narrower field, among the criminals and...

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