Blanche Fury (1948)

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The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Susanne Gibbs ...
Lavinia (as Suzanne Gibbs)
Maurice Denham ...
Maj. Fraser
Sybille Binder ...
Louisa (as Sybilla Binder)
Ernest Jay ...
Townsend Whitling ...
J.H. Roberts ...
Allan Jeayes ...
Mr. Weatherby (as Alan Jeayes)
Edward Lexy ...
Col. Jenkins
Arthur Wontner ...
Lord Rudford
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Winterbourne
Cherry London ...


Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fuller accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. Blanche plots to become the lady of the manor but her illicit passion for the vengeful, obsessed Philip Thorn sets off a string of tragic events, including murder. Written by Anonymous

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Young, lovely, passionately beautiful ... and her love was as wild and tempestuous as her name !


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Release Date:

22 March 1948 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blanche Fury  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Though not cited in the opening credits, "Blanche Fury" is based on a 1939 novel of the same name by Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952) writing under the pseudonym Joseph Shearing. A prolific writer with a taste for the Gothic, Bowen also wrote "Moss Rose" which came to the screen in 1947 with Victor Mature and Peggy Cummins. See more »


Blanche Fury: Do you seriously believe all that superstitious nonsense about Fury's ape?
Philip Thorn: You're afraid. Are you?
Blanche Fury: Not at all. I'm not easily frightened.
Philip Thorn: That I can believe.
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Sumptuous, atmospheric color and style make this a must for DVD...but WHEN???
4 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Blanche Fury" is one of those films that is rarely aired on TV, impossible to find on video, and OUGHT to be released to DVD for magnificent production values, use of color, and all out dripping-with-Gothic eeriness. The leads are compelling (Valerie Hobson and Stewart Granger at both their primes). This is also one of those rare opportunities to see Michael Gough doing what he does best; behaving thoroughly despicably! (unfortunately, Gough is familiar to contemporary audiences pretty much only as Alfred the butler from the "Batman" films of the 90's, which is rather a crime since he's most proficient playing cads and sinister megalomaniacs).

Watching "Blanche Fury" is like diving head first into a Victorian Gothic romance novel, and is pulled off with style and panache in every sense. It's a film for revival houses, ripe for restoration and preservation on DVD/VHS, and would surely find an audience in today's society which seems pretty much preoccupied with escapism. Escape into the world of "Blanche Fury" and you might not want to resurface (yes, it's that good).

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