A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father's mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he'll take care of her, yet he hesitates when Dorothy insists on marrying. Bud then murders Dorothy and stages it in a way that it appears to be a suicide. He then reaches out to her sister Ellen (Leith) with the hopes of marrying her in order to ingratiate himself with her father. After a couple of months Ellen finds evidence to question the suicide verdict, and then discovers Bud knew Dorothy. Ellen struggles to avenge her sister and save her own life.

Directing:
  • Gerd Oswald

Writing:
  • Ira Levin
  • Lawrence Roman

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-06-12
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 94
Robert Wagner
Robert Wagner
Bud Corliss
Robert Quarry
Robert Quarry
Dwight Powell
George Macready
George Macrea...
Leo Kingship
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
Bill, the Butler
Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunte...
Gordon Grant
Virginia Leith
Virginia Leit...
Ellen Kingship
Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodwa...
Dorothy ('Dorie') Kingship
Mary Astor
Mary Astor
Mrs. Corliss
Howard Petrie
Howard Petrie
Howard Chesser, Chief of Police
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