Murder by Contract (1958)

Director
Irving Lerner

Main cast
Vince Edwards; Phillip Pine; Herschel Bernardi; Caprice Toriel; Michael Granger

Genres
Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Description
Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer. His next target, a woman, is the most difficult.


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