Accused of Murder (1956)
Accused of Murder
Director: Joseph Kane
Cast: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens and Lee Van Cleef
Frank Hobart, an underworld criminal lawyer is killed and there are two suspects regarding his murder. First is Ilona Vanve, a gorgeous nightclub singer and second is a hoodlum by the name of Stan, who was sent by gangster boss Chad Bayliss to murder Hobart. Lt. Detective Roy Hargis has feelings for Ilona and tries to keep her from harm’s way, even though there is a lot of proof against her. There is finally a break in the investigation when a dance-hall girl, Sandra Lamoreaux saw Stan at the location of the murder, but uses her knowledge to extort Stan. She is severely injured when she is beaten up. She then informs Hargis that Stan did not commit the murder. Hargis has a lot on his plate not knowing how to handle Ilona’s future.
Actors: Virginia Grey, Lee Van Cleef