A Life At Stake - Digitally Remastered Kiss by Kiss... Their Stolen Moments of Ecstasy Got Them In Deeper and Deeper! A Life at Stake is a 1954 American film noir directed by Paul Guilfoyle. It stars Angela Lansbury and Keith Andes. The film is also known as Key Man. In this picture, an out-of-work architect (Keith Andes) meets a married woman (Angela Lansbury) who has a business proposition for him. But the architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial. She may actually be deadly!