A Kiss Before Dying

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.

Directors: Gerd Oswald
Actors: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, Mary Astor, George Macready, Robert Quarry, Howard Petrie, Bill Walker, Molly McCart, Marlene Felton
Countrys: USA

Video Trailer

More Details

Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.8 2,485 1956-06-12 94

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
StoryIra LevinScreenplayLawrence Roman
DirectorGerd OswaldDirector of PhotographyLucien Ballard
EditorGeorge A. GittensOriginal Music ComposerLionel Newman
ProducerRobert L. Jacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *