Three Cases Of Murder - 1955 - 6/10
Trio of stories, one slightly supernatural, one a murder mystery, one surreal.
In the first, the inhabitant of a museum painting repeatedly “steps out” of the canvas to furnish his abode.
Whimsy, with an unpleasant, nonchalant edge.
The second is of boyhood friends, now business partners.
One is the drab hard worker, the other is charismatic, especially to the ladies.
And when the shy soul introduces his glamorous new girlfriend to his partner …
The finale, with headliner Orson Welles, is one of guilt.
After a political leader crushes a rival, does he suffer remorse?
That especially rings false (politicians with guilt, with consciences?)
Weird fantasy sequences compensate, yet this is the weakest.