Film Noir

Please Murder Me (1956)

Director: Peter Godfrey
Actors: Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran, Denver Pyle
Runtime: 78 min.

A lawyer defends a woman who is accused of murdering her husband, who also happens to have been his best friend. But when he wins her acquittal and learns that she is in fact guilty, he devises a plan to make her pay for her crime.

Trivia: Angela Lansbury was nominated three times for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, including 1963's The Manchurian Candidate. Raymond Burr is remembered for his leading legal roles in the 1960s and 1970s TV dramas and Ironside. Denver Pyle is best known for his role as Uncle Jesse in the 1980s hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.