A would call this a poor man's "Kiss Me Deadly." It clearly did not have the budget of KMD and lacked in writing, style, suspense, and detail.
Anyone know the address of Nancy's house? The one broadcast on the police radio and said a few other times in the movie does not match the prominent number on the front of the house. If not the address, what city (or part of town) is that?
The biggest surprise for me was Mike Hammer saying "Damn" in his conversation with the homicide inspector and then later saying, "I'll be damned." How did they get away with this in 1957? I realize this was an independent produciton, but it was released by Universal. Can anyone else recall a movie from the 1950's in which "damn" was used as an explicative?