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Blanche Fury (1948)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  22 March 1948 (UK)
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Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton 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. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Philip Thorn
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Laurence Fury
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Simon Fury
Susanne Gibbs ...
Lavinia (as Suzanne Gibbs)
Maurice Denham ...
Maj. Fraser
Sybille Binder ...
Louisa (as Sybilla Binder)
Ernest Jay ...
Calamy
Townsend Whitling ...
Banks
J.H. Roberts ...
Doctor
Allan Jeayes ...
Mr. Weatherby (as Alan Jeayes)
Edward Lexy ...
Col. Jenkins
Arthur Wontner ...
Lord Rudford
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Winterbourne
Cherry London ...
Molly
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Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton 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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22 March 1948 (UK)  »

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Unruhiges Blut  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound Recording)

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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 »

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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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Good representative of a first-class movie at the end of the Golden Era.
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A classic example of a very well-made historical drama of the late 1940's. In every respect it is faultless, given the constraints of time and the story compression inherent in all movie making. There are simply no movie actors or actresses today who could play the star roles with the same enormous presence, dignity, grace, self-assurance, and acting skill manifested by the superb and striking Hobson and Granger---not to mention their precise and exemplary articulation of the English language. These were manifestly adults, not today's mumbling urchins posing as adults. Photography, production values, and historical accuracy are beyond praise. This was Valerie Hobson's personal favorite of her film performances.


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