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A Life at Stake (1954)

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An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

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An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

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A Cheat At Heart From Her Painted Toes To Her Plunging Neckline!

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Lt. Hoff: Now, where can I get in touch with you?
Edward Shaw: Rap twice on my coffin.
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By Hank McCune and Les Baxter
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Femme Fatale Angela Lansbury
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film was so completely forgettable I can't think of anything to write about it less than 12 hours after watching. But since my current project is to write a review for every single classic film noir I will give it a go. I'm sorry but I just can't get into a film with Angela Lansbury as the romantic femme-fatale lead. Maybe a case of reverse typecasting? I couldn't get all her later matronly roles out of my head. There was even a suggestion we might just see her swimming in the buff in an early scene, but you needn't worry, it was just a tease. Not even the loungey Les Baxter score can save this one, even though it's available as a free download your time is worth far more.


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