I watched Murder by Contract today, a film essentially about one man and his place in the world. Vince Edwards plays Claude, a cool, determined hit man, he learns his craft, bides his time and executes his victims with precision, accuracy and above all makes himself untraceable. He's sent to LA to kill a witness in a mob boss trial and meets two comical sidekicks who are to keep an eye on him until he does the hit. For days he sees the sights, does the tourist thing until finally commits, then he learns, his target is a woman. He tries to blow her up, it fails, he shoots her when she opens the door, after having to cook up an elaborate plan to get her to the door in the first place only to find that it's a policewoman who opens the door. When finally he break in with only minutes to spare, he can't kill her. Made I'm sure on a shoestring, it's quirky and the two sidekicks are comical and provide comic relief to a serious picture. I've never come across Vince Edwards before but he's quite striking.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin