Killer’s Kiss is a 1955 American film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick
and written by Kubrick and Howard Sackler. It is the second feature film directed by Kubrick.
Stars: Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane
Cinematography: Stanley Kubrick
“While Fear and Desire had been a serious effort, ineptly done, Killer’s Kiss… proved,
I think, to be a frivolous effort done with conceivably more expertise though still down
in the student level of filmmaking.”
Ruth Sobotka as Iris the ballerina in Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss (1955). She was a member
of the New York City Ballet and was married to Kubrick in 1955. They separated in 1958 and
divorced in 1961, the same year Sobotka retired from the ballet company. She also served as
art director for Killer’s Kiss and Kubrick’s next film The Killing (1956).
Stanley Kubrick filming Killer’s Kiss