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Apology for Murder (1945)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  27 September 1945 (USA)
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Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland ('Ann Savage') not knowing that she is married to Harvey Kirkland (Russell Hicks), a man years older than she.... See full summary »

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Russell Hicks ...
Charles D. Brown ...
Pierre Watkin ...
Craig Jordan
Sarah Padden ...
Maggie - the Janitress
Norman Willis ...
Allen Webb
Eva Novak ...
Maid
Budd Buster ...
Jed - the Caretaker
George Sherwood ...
Police Lt. Edwards
Wheaton Chambers ...
Minister
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Paul (as Archie Hall)
Elizabeth Valentine ...
Mrs. Harper - Rancher's Wife
Henry Hall ...
Prison Warden
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Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland ('Ann Savage') not knowing that she is married to Harvey Kirkland (Russell Hicks), a man years older than she. By the time he finds out, he is so under her spell that he murders her husband which is what Toni had planned all along. City editor Ward McKee (Charles D. Brown, Kenny's boss and best friend, begins to pursue the tangled threads of the crime relentlessly and gradually closes the net on Kenny. The latter is mortally wounded by Toni, who has deserted him for another man. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour mystery show. See more »

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brisk rip-off of DOUBLE INDEMNITY
2 May 2002 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Fun, fast-paced imitation of DOUBLE INDEMNITY, with Hugh Beaumont in the Fred MacMurray role and Ann Savage in the Barbara Stanwyck part. Savage does as good a job at being nasty as she did in DETOUR and Beaumont is fine, too. Prolific PRC director Sam Newfield keeps it moving and keeps it very entertaining. This is very hard to see, but highly worthwhile. Supposedly Paramount sued PRC to keep this out of theaters because it was far too similar to DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Too bad because it's good in its own right.


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