Murder by Proxy



Terence Fisher
Hammer Films

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.

19th March 1954

Not Rated

87 mins

Murder By Proxy
8th March 1955

87 mins

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
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Nightclub Waiter
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Harry Brunning
Chelsea Embankment News Vendor
Lindsay Hooper
Detective Sergeant
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Hotel Reception Clerk
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Hotel Clerk
Joe Phelps
Police Constable
Olive Sloane
Martin Lawrence
Big John, Publican
Arthur Lovegrove
Man in Pub Arguing About Statistics
Norman Fisher
Dancer in Pub
Walter Cross
Dancer in Pub
Jack Sharp
Man in Pub
Alfred Maron
Cockney Hotel Receptionist
Delphi Lawrence
Arnold Diamond
Brunner's Butler

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