Great ORIGINAL Black & White Photograph measuring 8" x 10" from SCREEN GEMS, INC. From the FAMED Burda Archive HOLLYWOOD stamped on the back, from the 1948 Film-Noir motion picture,

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands


Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment. Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.

The entire cast included:


Joan Fontaine ... Jane Wharton
Burt Lancaster ... William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
Robert Newton ... Harry Carter
Lewis L. Russell ... Tom Widgery
Aminta Dyne ... Landlady
Grizelda Harvey ... Mrs. Paton (as Grizelda Hervey)
Jay Novello ... Sea Captain of Pelicano
Colin Keith-Johnston ... Judge
Reginald Sheffield ... Superintendent
Campbell Copelin ... Publican
Leyland Hodgson ... Tipster (as Leland Hodgson)
Peter Forbes ... Young Father

Photo is in good shape for it's age. It is a nice shot with the two leads, all original!

MORE INFO ON JOAN FONTAINE: Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister 's recurring ailments the family moved to California in the hopes of improving their health. Mrs. de Havilland and the two girls settled in Saratoga while their father went back to his practice in Japan. Joan's parents did not get along well and divorced soon afterward. Mrs. de Havilland had a desire to be an actress but her dreams were curtailed when she married, but now she hoped to pass on her dream to Olivia and Joan. While Olivia pursued a stage career, Joan went back to Tokyo, where she attended the American School. In 1934 she came back to California, where her sister was already making a name for herself on the stage. Joan likewise joined a theater group in San Jose and then Los Angeles to try her luck there. After moving to L.A., Joan adopted the name of Joan Burfield because she didn't want to infringe upon Olivia, who was using the family surname. She tested at MGM and gained a small role in (1935), but she was scarcely noticed and Joan was idle for a year and a half. During this time she roomed with Olivia, who was having much more success in films. In 1937, this time calling herself Joan Fontaine, she landed a better role as Trudy Olson in (1937) and then an uncredited part in (1937). Although the next two years saw her in better roles, she still yearned for something better. In 1940 she garnered her first Academy nomination for (1940). Although she thought she should have won, (she lost out to in (1940)), she was now an established member of the Hollywood set. She would again be Oscar-nominated for her role as Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth in (1941), and this time she won. Joan was making one film a year but choosing her roles well. In 1942 she starred in the well-received (1942). The following year she appeared in (1943). Once again she was nominated for the Oscar, she lost out to in (1943). By now it was safe to say she was more famous than her older sister and more fine films followed. In 1948, she accepted second billing to in (1948). Joan took the year of 1949 off before coming back in 1950 with (1950) and (1950). In 1951 she starred in Paramount's (1951), which turned out badly for both her and the studio and more weak productions followed. Absent from the big screen for a while, she took parts in television and dinner theaters. She also starred in many well-produced plays such as Forty Carats and The Lion in Winter. Her last appearance on the big screen was (1966) and her final appearance before the cameras was (1994) (TV). Joan, today, still appears on stage and the lecture circuit while traveling and writing in her spare time. She is, without a doubt, a lasting movie icon.

MORE INFO ON BURT LANCASTER: Burt Lancaster was one of five children born to a New York City postal worker. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured. It was in the Army during WW II that he was introduced to the USO and acting. His first film was

(1946), and that made him a star. He was a self-taught actor who learned the business as he went along. He set up his own production company in 1948 with and to direct his career. He played many different roles in pictures as varied as (1952), (1953), (1960) and (1980).

His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, produced the such films as 's (1955) (Oscar winner 1955) and (1956). In the 1980s he appeared as a supporting player in a number of movies, such as (1983) and (1989). However, it will be the sound of his voice, the way that he laughed, and the larger-than-life characters he played that will always be remembered.

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