A Kiss Before Dying (1991) is a British and American neo-noir film. It was directed by James Dearden, and based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin, whose book won the 1954 Edgar Award for 'Best First Novel.' It was adapted for the cinema once before in 1956.
Jonathan has been obsessed since childhood with the fortunes of a company called Carlsson Copper and has plans to ingratiate himself with the wealthy family of magnate Thor Carlsson (Max von Sydow) and begins secretly dating Carlsson's daughter Dorothy (Sean Young).
When Dorothy learns that she's pregnant and informs Jonathan that she'll be cut off without her inheritance, Jonathan takes matters into his own hands and moves to New York where he meets Ellen Carlsson (also played by Young), Dorothy's twin sister. Oscar nominee Diane Ladd flawlessly plays Dillon's mother in this chilling, dark story of greed and murder.
Trivia: when Dorothy falls in front of the window, inside the room a man and a woman can be seen kissing each other.