Murder by Proxy

Blackout

1954

Terence Fisher
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

Sleazy, well as sleazy as you can get for 1954, tale of murder and memory loss. Lesser Hammer non-horror. For Hammer and UK cinema completists. Set includes six other titles from the same source. Never expected to see these on DVD.

-The Sloth

Clark wakes up from a bender with 500 pounds in his pocket, a new wife and a murdered father-in-law. Did he kill him, or is it a setup?

Not very good noir suffers from a variety of ailments, mainly a bad script with odd character motivations and some poor performances, especially Clark. Lee is very good, but like most of her films, she is underserved by the material.

-Dave W.


Blackout
19th March 1954
Cinema

Not Rated

87 mins
1.37:1

Murder By Proxy
8th March 1955
Cinema



87 mins
1.37:1



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Dane Clark
Casey Morrow / Casimir Morikowski
Belinda Lee
Phyllis Brunner
Betty Ann Davies
Alicia Brunner
Eleanor Summerfield
Margaret 'Maggie' Doone
Andrew Osborn
Lance Gorden
Harold Lang
Travis / Victor Vanno
Jill Melford
Miss Nardis, Gorden's Secretary
Alvys Maben
Lita Huntley
(as Alvis Maben)
Michael Golden
Detective Inspector Johnson
Nora Gordon
Casey's Mother
(as Nora Gorden)
Alfie Bass
Ernie, the Barman
Cleo Laine
Nightclub Singer
(uncredited)
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Nightclub Waiter
Unknown 27162-01
Doorman
Harry Brunning
Chelsea Embankment News Vendor
(uncredited)
Lindsay Hooper
Detective Sergeant
(uncredited)
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Hotel Reception Clerk
Unknown 27162-01
Hotel Clerk
Joe Phelps
Police Constable
(uncredited)
Olive Sloane
Landlady
(uncredited)
Martin Lawrence
Big John, Publican
(uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove
Man in Pub Arguing About Statistics
(uncredited)
Norman Fisher
Dancer in Pub
(uncredited)
Walter Cross
Dancer in Pub
(uncredited)
Jack Sharp
Man in Pub
(uncredited)
Alfred Maron
Cockney Hotel Receptionist
(uncredited)
Delphi Lawrence
Linda
(uncredited)
Arnold Diamond
Brunner's Butler
(uncredited)

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