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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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The strangest request you have ever heard makes the most startling picture you have ever seen! See more »


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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 »

Quotes

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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Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #2.9 (2008) See more »

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Revenge is a dish best served noir
2 September 2019 | by ripplinbucketheadSee all my reviews

After receiving an acquittal for Myra Leeds (Angela Lansbury), the woman he secretly loves who, lawyer Craig Carlson (Raymond Burr) finds out that it wasn't such an open and shut case. She is guilty of murdering her husband (whom she'd been offered a divorce from), and Carlson's conscience won't allow her to get away with it. He now swears to devote his life to proving her guilt.

Oh man...

This is one of the most original murder mysteries I've ever seen. Even the beginning grabs you, as Burr goes into a pawn shop, buys a gun, then starts speaking into a tape recorder, explaining that in a short while, he'll be dead. From there, it just gets more and more interesting. This is super solid overall, as were the performances, which also included Dick Foran as the murdered husdand, and John Dehner as the D.A.

The overall rating is kinda average, but I'm so glad I didn't let that throw me off when I came looking up the synopsis before I watched. To say I was impressed by the story is an understatement. I'd love to see this one again someday once I've forgotten all the new revelations it throws at you.


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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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