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10 Shades of Noir
The Original Ending of Kiss Me Deadly

Publisher's Note: This animated GIF was cobbled together from various sources. The bulk of the sequence comes from the CBS/Fox Video version of the ending. We've inserted two additional stills that show Mike Hammer and Velda on the beach, watching the explosion. The first still is from Scene No. 305 and the second still is from Scene No. 307. The still from Scene No. 305 is Copyright 1955 United Artists. And the still from Scene No. 307 is from Movies of the Fifties, edited by Ann Lloyd (London: Orbis, 1982). In addition, in order to match the typeface used for "The End" on the final shot of Mike and Velda in the surf, we've recreated the text for "The End" and overlain it on the two frames prior to the final shot.

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