A Lovely Way to Die Poster

Release Date: 1968

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Hard-bitten police detective Jim Schuyler (Kirk Douglas) turns in his badge out of frustration with the system's increasingly lenient treatment of career criminals. Becoming a private eye, Schuyler takes his first case from slick defense attorney Tennessee Fredericks (Eli Wallach), who wants him to protect his beautiful client, Rena Westabrook (Sylva Koscina), who is about to stand trial for her husband's murder. Soon Schuyler finds himself drawn deeper than he expected into Rena's life.

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Sylva Koscina, Eli Wallach, Kenneth Haigh, Philip Bosco, Sharon Farrell

Director: David Rich

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: Mystery, New York City, 1960s, Investigation, Murder, Wife, Suspenseful, Pursuit, Forbidden love, Police station, Office