Now I have to go out and rent Kiss of Death (1947).
Film noir actor Richard Widmark dies at 93
Richard Widmark, the star of noir films such as Kiss of Death and Panic in the Streets, has died. He was 93.
Widmark often played deeply troubled or corrupt characters and even his good guy detectives were hardboiled types who did nothing to court sympathy.
Madigan, a 1968 film starring Widmark as an amoral police detective, was made into a short-lived TV series. The anti-hero character he played was a model for later actors, including Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.