Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The fate of wealthy Jamie Dawn (Marilyn Simms) hangs in the balance as she stands trial for murder. Defense attorney Random (Richard Carlson), who also happens to be Jamie's lover, knows that if he can sway three jurors to vote not guilty, he can win the case. Thus, Random endeavors to bribe the three most likely candidates: Czechoslovakian refugee Karek (Eduard Franz), who needs the money to finance his son's escape from Eastern Europe; ex-actress Lorrie (June Havoc), who has for years been trying to bankroll a comeback; and Tom (Ricardo Montalban), whose marriage to Sue (Laraine Day) may disintegrate if he doesn't come up with some money in a hurry. The outcome of the film is something of a letdown, given its engaging premise. Also starring in Three for Jamie Dawn is Regis Toomey, with whom director Thomas Carr would be reunited on the TV series Richard Diamond.

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acquittal, conscience, convict, conviction, corruption, courtroom, defense [military], guilt, jury, justice, killing, lawyer, pressure, socialite, verdict, wealth