A Kiss Before Dying

Synopsis: Student Bud Corliss is wooing Dorother Kingship purely for her father's mining fortune. When he finds she is pregnant he realises she is likely to be disinherited, so cleverly stages her suicide. After a couple of months her sister back home finds evidence to question the suicide verdict, but by then has a new boyfriend of her own...
Director(s): Gerd Oswald
Production: Crown International Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

I'm not Dorothy any more.

That's my father's daughter

and his property.

I'm Dory now because you said so.

Oh, sure.

Sure, I've done wonders for you.

I really have.

New name, new address...

Poverty Row, it'll be.

Oh, no. I'm gonna be rich.

Don't you see?

I'll have everything I ever wanted.

I'll have somebody to love

and to take care of.

And I'll have somebody to love me

just for myself.

OK, honey. We'll go down

to the municipal Friday and...

- Why Friday?

- A few days won't make any difference.

Be practical, honey. There's things

to take care of - the license and...

Besides, if we go Friday, we'll have

the whole weekend for our honeymoon.

That's right.

Oh, it's exciting, isn't it?

Let's go somewhere, huh?

I can't, Dory. I've got a chem lab

and a ton of Spanish.

I wanna get things cleared away,

so we'll be free.

OK. I'll get to work, too.

Oh, I love you.

You don't wanna get out of it, do you?

Silly. Who wants out?

- Call me?

- Yeah, first chance.

- Dory?

- Hm?

You haven't told anybody?

Your sister, or?

- No. But I thought I ought to.

- Is that wise?

Ellen's all right.

She'll understand. She'll even help.

I was thinking. Maybe we ought to keep it

our little secret, until after the wedding.

OK. Anything you say.

- Are you all right?

- Yes.

- You had me worried.

- Oh, it's all right.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- Hey! Hey, Kingship.

- Oh...

- You forgot our appointment last night.

- Gordon, I'm sorry. I wasn't feeling well.

Listen, young lady.

I've got a reputation to protect.

No one I've tutored thus far has flunked

out, so I don't want you starting anything.

I'm gonna be busy next week,

but what do you want me to do?

Run over chapter 14

and try the problems, will you?

- And I am sorry. Bye.

- Bye.

- You in Albertson's class?

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