Rehearsal for Murder (1982) - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 3 out of 26 found boring (11.53%)

One-line Reviews (11)

Contrived whodunit that works well for fans of the genre .

Written by Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of "Columbo" and "Murder, She Wrote," the story takes place in an empty theater as playwright Alex Dennison stages an elaborate plan to reveal the truth behind his movie star fiancée's supposed suicide.

:]I haven't seen the movie, but the play is full of fun twists and turns, with both intriguing and incredibly corny scenes.

Very enjoyable to watch, and try to pick up the clues on the way.

The movie "Rehearsal for Murder" is so well written with a script that builds to such a unexpected final that you'll immediately want to see the film over again.

And William Russ does a great job with a role that has several unexpected developments in it.

I don't want to reveal much about the plot, because there are a few twists (ie: William Russ's character--don't worry, it's no big spoiler, you find out the truth midway through), and one in the end that's quite unexpected.

The acting of most of those involved was reasonable , in the circumstances , but thought Robert Preston was rather dull and uninspired throughout.

Any film like this with such a good twist in the tail, is well worth watching.

A masterful story with an impeccable cast come together for a witty and suspenseful mystery that rivals any in the genre.

It's just an old-fashioned, entertaining murder mystery for viewers who like whodunits.