A rare little gem that should, in my opinion, deserve the cult status. U.S.A. are a so strange country where an actor can become President and a writer impersonate the character he created, in a movie. Spillane's acting didn't bother me. After all, he was Mike Hammer. Highly recommended.
Pretty tepid outing for Mickey Spiallane's classic P.I. Mike Hammer, notable mostly for the fact that the author plays the character himself, becoming one of the film's major problems. The moody photography and Shirley Eaton in a bikini for half the film are certainly nice to look at, but the acting is lackluster and the story plodding, never building up the necessary pulp energy to be really entertaining.