THE STEEL HELMET
1951, Kit Parker Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Samuel Fuller

Director Sam Fuller follows a motley crew of American stragglers fighting the better-equipped and better-organized Communist troops in a desolate Buddhist temple during the Korean War.


THE NAKED KISS
1964, Ben Barry & Association, 93 min, USA, Dir: Samuel Fuller

A prostitute (Constance Towers) attempts to turn her life around but, after establishing herself as a nurse in a small town, she discovers that her fiancé has a terrible, shattering secret. Also starring Michael Dante and Anthony Eisley. Photographed by Stanley Cortez, this unique pulp melodrama is Samuel Fuller’s most potent examination of appearance and reality with respect to the “American dream.” "In NAKED KISS, I maintained that no matter how low someone is in the depths of their profession, there’s someone lower." - Fuller


UNDERWORLD U.S.A.
1961, Sony Repertory, 99 min, USA, Dir: Samuel Fuller

One of Fuller’s toughest pictures, this is a crime thriller that feels more like a war movie. Released from prison, career crook Tolly Devlin (Cliff Robertson) vows revenge on the three hoods who years earlier beat his father to death. To enact his vengeance, Tolly works both sides of the law, a lone wolf playing his own angles in the battle between the mob and the FBI. One of Fuller’s most airtight scripts provides the blueprint for this unrelenting masterpiece. Spot-on performances from Beatrice Kay, Dolores Dorn, Roger Ehmhardt and Richard Rust.


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