Please Murder Me! (1956)

Please Murder Me! poster

Gross-Krasne Productions
Starring:
 Raymond Burr, Angela Lansbury, Dick Foran
Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Lawyer Craig Carlson (Raymond Burr) defends Myra Leeds (Angela Lansbury) when she is accused of murder, even though they had already fallen in love with each other.

Kitty Cameo: In the scene when Myra’s husband Joe (Dick Foran) ends up getting shot, we see him come home in an angry state.  He walks into Myra’s bedroom where she is sitting on the bed.  On the foot of her bed is a black cat.

Please Murder Me! - black cat sitting on foot of bed

Joe picks up the cat and tosses it outside the bedroom, closing the door.

Please Murder Me! - Joe Dick Foran picks up black cat to throw out of bedroom

The cat is seen sniffing outside the door when the sound of a gunshot from within the room scares the animal away.

Please Murder Me! - black cat on floor outside door

Please Murder Me! - black cat on floor outside door being scared away animated gif

Even though the cat is hardly in the movie he or she is represented on the film’s promotional poster.

Please Murder Me! - detail of black cat caricature on movie poster

Final Mewsings: There are just some things a cat shouldn’t see.


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