Film Screening: A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying is a 1956 American color film noir, directed by Gerd Oswald in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Roman, based on Ira Levin's 1953 novel of the same name, which won the 1954 Edgar Award for "Best First Novel." The drama stars Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, and Mary Astor. It was remade in 1991 under the same title.

Wagner plays a charming, intelligent man who will stop at nothing to get his life where he wants it to go. His problem is a pregnant woman — played by Joanne Woodward in one of her first film roles — who loves him. The solution involves desperate measures.

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Kiss before dying

Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30pm

Wright Administration Building / Forums, Forum 1
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

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Speaker / Lecture, Social

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Students, Faculty & Staff


Arts / Entertainment


Films, CoLA, myusi



College of Liberal Arts
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Eric Braysmith

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