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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.

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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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Storyline

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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You Are Going to Commit Another Murder... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mata-me Por Favor See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #2.9 (2008) See more »

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Obscure Film -- Unique Ending
8 April 2016 | by mahony-7See all my reviews

The story is told in recorded flashback a la Double Indemnity.

Raymond Burr plays a lawyer who defends his lover who has been accused of murder.

Burr brings looming veritas to the role.

Angela Lansbury plays the lover with restrained evil.

The court room sequence is very good. Perhaps Raymond Burr is practicing for his later role as Perry Mason.

John Dehner puts in a good performance as the prosecuting counsel.

The climax is a stunner.

Although it seems a cheap production, the camera work and lighting are effective.

The background music, though not outstanding, supports the action and atmosphere.


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