Apology for Murder (1945)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Release Date - Sep 27, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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PRC's Apology for Murder is aptly named: the production values in this 67-minute quickie are pretty sorry. If you're willing to look past the mildewed sets and murky lighting, however, this well-paced film noir is pretty enjoyable. Hugh Beaumont (yes, that Hugh Beaumont) plays a tough reporter whose honesty is compromised by scheming Anne Savage. Unable to unwrap himself from Savage's little finger, Beaumont agrees to go in on her plan to murder her husband Russell Hicks. They then contrive to frame an innocent man for their perfidy. You've seen this before as Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, but the actors are energetic and the direction by the overworked Sam Newfield is better than usual.

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husband, killing, lover, love-triangle, morale, murder, reporter, sweetheart