A Kiss Before DyingAmoral Bud Corliss pursues young heiress Dorie Kingship in the hopes of getting his hands on the fortune amassed by her father. When Dorie gets pregnant and is threatened with disinheritance, Bud stages her suicide, sending her plummeting from the roof of a high-rise. It's the perfect crime until her sister begins to unravel Bud's deadly scheme.
Actors of "A Kiss Before Dying"
Directors of "A Kiss Before Dying"
Gerd OswaldBirthdate: 9 June 1919, Berlin, Germany
Creators of "A Kiss Before Dying"
Lawrence RomanBirthdate: 30 May 1921, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Ira LevinBirthdate: 27 August 1929, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "A Kiss Before Dying"
VarietyMarch 26, 2009
This multiple-murder story is an offbeat sort of film, with Robert Wagner portraying a calculating youth who intends to allow nothing to stand in his way to money... Gerd Oswald's restrained direction suits the mood.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
Wagner is perfect as the college kid psycho coolly removing the pregnant Woodward from his life.
Creative LoafingMay 28, 2016
A silky-smooth adaptation of Ira Levin's first novel.
Radio TimesOctober 30, 2015
This is a fine adaptation of Rosemary's Baby author Ira Levin's dark tale about a social climber who kills his wealthy girlfriend when her pregnancy threatens her inheritance.
TV GuideOctober 30, 2015
An excellent screenplay (unoriginal but full of tension), subtle direction by the overlooked and underutilized Oswald, and good photography help gloss over any weaknesses in the performances.
Combustible CelluloidAugust 28, 2008
Oswald, who never graduated past B-movies and television, makes masterful use of the frame, pitting his dark thriller elements against a full-color, widescreen frame.
Film4May 24, 2003
It's a gripping version of Ira Levin's best novel.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 31, 2003
This psychological thriller is penned by Ira Levin, of "Rosemary's Baby" fame...
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