Murder Without Tears (1953)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Craig Stevens offers a seminal version of his "Peter Gunn" TV characterization in Allied Artists' Murder Without Tears. Stevens plays homicide detective Steve O'Malley, who doesn't buy Warren Richards' (Eddie Norris) alibi that he killed Mrs. Norris while suffering an alcoholic blackout. If Richards is able to persuade the jury that he wasn't responsible for his actions, he'll get off, and under the "double jeopardy" law will not be forced to stand trial again. O'Malley intends to see that Richards is duly punished -- even if he has to take matters in his own hands. Joyce Holden co-stars as the woman torn between her love for O'Malley and her obligation to Richards.

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alibi, bank, blackout [power loss], clerk, con/scam, conflict, criminal, danger, deception, guilt, hitman, husband, investigation, killing, lookalike, manipulation, murder, perfection, police, solution, suspicion, trial [courtroom], wife, man