Please Murder Me (1956)

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“Please Murder Me” is a crime drama film released in 1956. The movie revolves around a criminal defense lawyer named Craig Carlson, played by Raymond Burr, who takes on the case of a man named Joe Keats, who has been accused of murdering his wife. Keats claims to be innocent and hires Carlson to defend him.

As Carlson investigates the case, he begins to suspect that Keats is lying and is actually guilty of the crime. However, Keats has an alibi that seems to check out, and Carlson can’t find any solid evidence to prove that he did it. The only other suspect is Keats’ ex-girlfriend, who had motive and opportunity to commit the crime.

As the trial progresses, Carlson becomes more and more convinced that Keats is guilty, but he can’t prove it. In a shocking turn of events, Keats takes the stand and confesses to the murder, revealing that he had been lying all along to protect his ex-girlfriend.

The movie ends with Keats being found guilty and sentenced to death. Carlson is left to reflect on the case and the moral ambiguity of his profession as a criminal defense lawyer.

Peter Godfrey

Al C. Ward, Donald Hyde, Ewald André Dupont

Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran

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