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Please Murder Me! (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 March 1956 (USA)
A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.

Director:

Peter Godfrey

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Al C. Ward (screenplay), Donald Hyde (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Angela Lansbury ... Myra Leeds
Raymond Burr ... Craig Carlson
Dick Foran ... Joe Leeds
John Dehner ... Ray Willis
Lamont Johnson Lamont Johnson ... Carl Holt
Robert Griffin ... Lou Kazarian
Denver Pyle ... Lieut. Bradley
Alex Sharp Alex Sharp ... The Sergeant
Lee Miller Lee Miller ... The Patrolman
Madge Blake ... Jenny
Russell Thorson ... The Judge (as Russ Thorson)
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A lawyer wins an acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal. Guilt-ridden, and knowing that she can't be tried again for the murder, he devises a plan to bring her to justice. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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This is one of Lamont Johnson's last movies as an actor before becoming a full-time director. See more »

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Myra Leeds: I'll just have a coke if you don't mind, my husband doesn't like me to drink during the day. He thinks it's a bad habit to get into; alcohol I mean.
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Making graves while digging for gold
15 May 2013 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Fair little thriller concerns an alleged battered wife (Landsbury) who's supposedly killed her wealthy husband (Foran) in self defence, acquitted of his murder thanks to her romantic liaison with the man's war-time best friend and now eminent attorney (Burr). But Landsbury's gold digging past is about to emerge and Burr concocts an outrageous plan to expose her as a murdering black widow.

Decent cast showcases Burr rehearsing the familiar court-room proceedings that would soon matriculate into "Perry Mason" fame, while John Dehner plays a capable DA and Lamont Johnson features in an acting role as Landsbury's artist 'friend' before he turned to directing. You might also notice future "Dukes of Hazzard" Denver Pyle early in the picture as a detective, and then if you're keen-eyed, "Batman"'s 'Aunt Harriet' Madge Blake in a very minor role playing a maid.

Economical treatment coasts along leaving little room to properly establish a water-tight plot, generating more than a few contrivances that barely paper over the cracks. Notwithstanding, if you're prepared to overlook a few conveniences "Please Murder Me" still offers a strong cast and mild entertainment for a modest 75 minute investment.


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