Model for Murder

Model for Murder is a 1959 British crime film directed by Terry Bishop and starring Keith Andes, Hazel Court and Jean Aubrey.[1]

Model for Murder
U.S. poster
Directed byTerry Bishop
Produced byRobert Dunbar
Jack Parsons (as C. Jack Parsons)
Written byTerry Bishop
Robert Dunbar
Peter Fraser (story)
StarringKeith Andes
Hazel Court
Music byWilliam Davies
CinematographyPeter Hennessy
Edited byHelga Cranston
Jack Parsons Productions (as Parroch)
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
February 1959 (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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.



  1. "Model for Murder (1959)". BFI. Retrieved 7 January 2019.

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