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A Life at Stake (1955)

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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The (flat) belly of the architect
10 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Boring with poor script, direction and acting.

The storyline is not engaging. The main characters are both uninteresting and miscast. Lansbury is not a femme fatale and Andes is entirely unconvincing. He supposedly is a promising architect, but his daily activity and his physique resemble that of a prison inmate.

There are some bizarre and unintentionally funny moments too, e.g the dance in the club with Lansbury's sister where in the middle of May he is dressed (inside the club!) with heavy coat and she with a strapless!

I am a huge fan if the era, but this one will bore even the most enthusiastic


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