Kill Me Tomorrow
Kill Me Tomorrow – 1957 | 80 mins | Crime | B&W
Crime melodrama starring veteran American screentough-guy Pat O’Brien.
Young informant, Nico, goes to the Clarion newspaper chiefeditor, Brook (Ronald Adam), with information of a large smuggled diamondshipment arriving the following day. Nico also suggests that Waxy Lister and HeinzWebber at the El Rico coffee bar are behind the operation.
The papers crime reporter is self-pitying alcoholic BartCrosbie (Pat O’Brien), who has recently lost his wife in a car accident, and ispromptly sacked due to his unruly attitude. Crosbie is informed that his youngson, Jimmy, has a serious eye condition and that the only hope for a cure issending his son to a private Zurich clinic, and that the fee with be £1,000.
Desperate to raise the money, he goes back to his oldeditor to ask for his job back. Before Crosbie gets there, Webber arrives atBrook’s home and attempts to bribe him into dropping the smuggling story, whenhe refuses a fight breaks out and the editor is shot dead. Crosbie seizes theopportunity, goes to the El Rico and demands £1,000 from Webber and offers totake the wrap. Webber agrees.
Crosbie goes to the police and confesses to the murderof Brook but the police aren’t convinced and refuse to hold him. Believing he’sbeen double-crossed, Webber heads for the airport to snatch Crosbie’s son as heboards a plane for Switzerland.
Terence Fisher: Director
Francis Searle: Director
Bernard Robinson: Art Direction
Geoffrey Faithfull: Cinematography
Ann Chegwidden: Film Editing
Olga Angelinetta: Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans: Makeup Department
Temple Abady: Original Music
Francis Searle: Producer
Robert Falconer: Script
Richard A Smith: Sound Department
Pat O’Brien: Bart Crosbie
Lois Maxwell: Jill Brook
George Coulouris: Heinz Webber
Wensley Pithey: Inspector Lane
Tommy Steele: Himself
Freddie Mills: Waxy Lister
Ronald Adam: Mr Brook