Life at Stake: a thrilling story of love, lust, money, and revenge. Thanks to stupendous lead actors in the gorgeous Angela Lansbury and criminally underrated Keith Andes, Life at Stake is a well above average film from the nineteen fifties. In a cinematic era filled with cheesy effects, Life at Stake is a heart and soul film noir thriller whose engine is human emotion and drama. Andes plays a brilliant architect, and his jealous professional peers set out to murder him. Though he suspects them, he’s not sure about the seductive Angela Lansbury who is forcibly advertising herself to him. A delicious blend of deceit, fear, and courage boils to a frenzy as Life at Stake explodes to its finish.