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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

Writers:

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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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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Trivia

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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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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Love this movie! There is a 2012 connection.
30 June 2012 | by Paris55See all my reviews

I bought this movie in a DVD collection called "Dangerous Dames" (6 movies on two DVDs). I agree with most of the previous comments provided re Please Murder Me. What I want to share is that Raymond Burr played this part as a possible audition for him to play Perry Mason the following year. I must admit that Burr and Angela Lansbury were great in this forgotten film noir. Interesting 2012 trivia - in early 2012, the Hallmark Channel HD has brought back Perry Mason in its chronological episode order. After two hours of the Perry Mason episodes, his Please Murder Me co-star, Angela Lanbury stars in two episodes of Murder She Wrote. I was not born when Mason was originally on the air and watched it in re-runs much later as a young teen when we only had 5-6 channels. Now I am thankful that they brought the Mason series back. Great channel programming and I wonder if Hallmark knows of this movie connection between the Burr and Lansbury.


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