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Murder By Contract

Released 1958
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Vince Edwards plays a neophyte hit man who suddenly develops a conscience in this tense thriller from director Irving Lerner. This being a film noir, things are not quite what they seem as Edwards repeatedly tries to kill his latest victim and repeatedly fails. Blacklisted screenwriter Ben Maddow did uncredited work on the movie which Martin Scorsese cites as a prime influence on his own work.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.