I Kiss the Hand

I Kiss the Hand (Italian: Baciamo le mani, also known as Family Killer) is a 1973 Italian crime film directed by Vittorio Schiraldi and starring Arthur Kennedy, John Saxon and Agostina Belli. It is based on a novel by the same Vittorio Schiraldi, a writer and journalist at his film debut.[1][2]

I Kiss the Hand
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Directed byVittorio Schiraldi [it]
Produced byArcangelo Picchi
Written byVittorio Schiraldi
StarringArthur Kennedy
John Saxon
Agostina Belli
Music byEnrico Simonetti
CinematographyMarcello Gatti
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Distributed byCannon Films
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)




Film critic Roberto Curti referred to the film as "a turgid, verbose and violent melodrama", in which the "only memorable asset is John Saxon’s over-the-top performance".[2]


  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.
  2. ^ a b Roberto Curti. Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland, 2013. ISBN 0786469765.

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