Murder by Contract

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A terrific, no-nonsense B movie which comes on like something by Jean-Pierre Melville: cool, calm and dispassionate. Edwards is Claude, a technician who goes into crime as a career move, to 'improve himself'. A series of hits later, he looks every inch the professional assassin, confident enough to take his time, competent enough not to fear detection. It isn't entirely his fault if something goes wrong on the big contract... Lerner and his superb cameraman, Lucien Ballard, make the most of a shoestring budget to produce a taut, spare, amoral film; it doesn't look restricted, it looks restrained. Well ahead of its time, too.

By: TCh


Release details

80 mins

Cast and crew

Irving Lerner
Ben Simcoe
Vince Edwards
Phillip Pine
Herschel Bernardi
Caprice Toriel
Michael Granger
Cathy Browne
Frances Osborne
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