|Three Bad Sisters|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gilbert Kay|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
|Screenplay by||Gerald Drayson Adams|
|Story by||Devery Freeman|
|Starring|| Marla English |
|Music by||Paul Dunlap|
|Edited by||John F. Schreyer|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Three Bad Sisters is a 1956 American crime film directed by Gilbert Kay, written by Gerald Drayson Adams, and starring Marla English, Kathleen Hughes, Sara Shane, John Bromfield and Jess Barker. It was released in January 1956, by United Artists.
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Jim proposes marriage to Lorna, who isn't sure if she can trust him. Valerie attempts to murder Lorna and make it look like an accident. When her scheme fails, Valerie, too, is killed in a speeding car. Jim goes to the cliff and discovers Lorna has made the leap. He dives into the water and saves her.
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