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Blanche Fury (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 22 March 1948 (UK)
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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Walter Fitzgerald ...
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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Storyline

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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22 March 1948 (UK)  »

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

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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M.E. Clifton James, who appears as the prison governor, is most famous for his impersonation of Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery in the run-up to D-Day. See more »

Quotes

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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Effective suspense in period trappings
25 February 2001 | by (San Jose, Ca.) – See all my reviews

The 18th century costumes, manor-house setting, and forbidden romance make this look like a bodice-ripper to the idle channel-flipper, but it's not. It's a twisted and effective suspense movie in a period setting, more like "Dangerous Liaisons" than Harlequin books.

It's about a beautiful and willful young woman (Valerie Hobson) who doesn't like her rich clod of a husband, instead she has the hots for poor-but-gorgeous estate manager Stewart Granger. At first it's all forbidden kisses and steamy dialogue... until they kill her husband. Then, things start to get real, and get creepy. It's easy to get excited over forbidden fruit that looks like Stewart Granger, but a whole lot harder to deal with a murderer who wants to marry you for reasons that have nothing to do with romance. Especially when it's impossible to refuse him because you're an accessory to murder, even after he...(sorry, no spoilers). It's rather like Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" or "Dangerous Liaisons", in which a well-to-do, polite exterior conceals a man and woman whose love has turned deadly.

When I first saw this movie I was astonished at how good it was, and wondered why I'd never heard of it. It isn't a classic like "Kind Hearts and Coronets", but it sure grabbed me when I flipped across it. Between the solid performances by Hobson and Granger, the lush Technicolor photography, the steamy romance, and the creepy ending, this is one to look for.

(I don't believe it's out on video, but is occasionally shown on AMC


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