Model for Murder
|Model for Murder|
|Directed by||Terry Bishop|
|Produced by||Robert Dunbar|
Jack Parsons (as C. Jack Parsons)
|Written by||Terry Bishop|
Peter Fraser (story)
|Music by||William Davies|
|Edited by||Helga Cranston|
Jack Parsons Productions (as Parroch)
|Distributed by||British Lion Film Corporation (UK)|
|February 1959 (UK)|
American sailor David Martens, on shore leave in England, visits his brother Jack's grave. He meets fashion designer Sally Meadows, who by coincidence works with Jack's ex-fiancée, Diana, a model.
Successful stylist Kingsley Beauchamp and financial backer Madame Dupont own the company where Sally and Diana are employed. Expensive jewels are to be worn by Diana when she models a new dress, but Beauchamp hires two men, Costard and Podd, to break into a safe after hours and steal the gems.
Diana stumbles on the robbery and Costard kills her. He knocks David unconscious and decides to frame him for the theft, crashing a car with David inside, reporting it stolen and placing a ruby bracelet in David's pocket.
While the police make David a prime suspect, Beauchamp and Costard dispose of Diana's body and the diamonds. They decide to murder David after he suspects them, using gas, but Sally saves him.
Diana's body is found in a river. David goes to Beauchamp's home and discovers the missing dress worn by Diana. He knows that Beauchamp is about to fly to Amsterdam, so he hurries to the airport. Costard is there, being double-crossed while Podd smuggles the jewels on Beauchamp's behalf. The police arrive in time to arrest all three.
- Keith Andes - David Martens
- Hazel Court - Sally Meadows
- Jean Aubrey - Annabelle Meadows
- Michael Gough - Kingsley Beauchamp
- Julia Arnall - Diana Leigh
- Patricia Jessel - Madame Dupont
- Peter Hammond - George
- Edwin Richfield - Costard, Chauffeur
- Alfred Burke - Podd
- Richard Pearson - Bullock
- George Benson - Freddie
- Diane Bester - Tessa
- Howard Marion-Crawford - Inspector Duncan
- Neil Hallett - Sgt. Anderson
- Barbara Archer - Betty Costard
- Annabel Maule - Hospital Sister
- Charles Lamb - Lock Keeper
- "Model for Murder (1959)". BFI. Retrieved 7 January 2019.