A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

A FILM BY: Gerd Oswald
WRITTEN BY: Lawrence Roman (screenplay), Ira Levin (novel)
STARRING: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith

Double Feature ticket option includes admission to THE KILLING

Bud Corliss is suave, charming, handsome—the ideal catch for any young woman in 1950s America. But when Bud's girlfriend unexpectedly becomes pregnant, throwing a wrench in his avaricious social-climbing, Bud becomes a literal ladykiller. This rare example of widescreen Technicolor noir is a Douglas Sirk melodrama turned homicidal. Matinee idol Robert Wagner threw a wicked curve into his career by playing one of the most amoral heels in Hollywood history; the film also garnered much controversy for its frank handling of pregnancy. Gerd Oswald's directing debut is a rarely screened look at the underbelly of American affluence in the 1950s. 

Presented in 35mm courtesy of Park Circus

Technical Information

Production Year: 1956
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 mins
Format: 35mm