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Please Murder Me! (1956)

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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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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No Zing for Angela
3 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Please murder me is a nice noir thriller on which the influence of Billy Wilder's classic Double Indemnity is clearly felt. It also is a film that could have been a lot better had their been no Code in place and with better casting of the lead. The issues here are straight out of Tennessee Williams.

Raymond Burr is a respected defense attorney, upright and honest, but not as shrewd as the one he would shortly start playing on the small screen. His best buddy is Dick Foran who took a bullet for him in World War II and married Angela Lansbury in that order.

Lansbury has apparently lost that zing in her marriage and shoots Foran and then gets Burr to get her off on self defense. He's got it bad for Lansbury, always has. But she's picked out hunky young artist Lamont Johnson for herself.

That zing is where Tennessee Williams comes in. As for the casting I'd have rather seen someone like Gloria Grahame or Jennifer Jones in the lead here. Of David Selznick would never let his wife into a cheap independent like this one. Still Grahame or Jones would have been believable as a woman who Burr humiliates and destroys himself for.

Not bad, but not Angela Lansbury.


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