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Orville H. Hampton (screenplay)
Lester Powell (story)
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Release Date:
31 October 1952 (USA) See more »
Murder was easy...this girl was solve! See more »
English woman asks an American detective visiting London to help find her brother's killer | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cesar Romero ... Philip 'Phil' O'Dell

Lois Maxwell ... Margaret 'Peggy' Maybrick
Bernadette O'Farrell ... Heather McMara
Geoffrey Keen ... Christopher Hampden
Campbell Singer ... Inspector Rigby
Alastair Hunter ... Det. Sgt. Reilly
Mary Mackenzie ... Marilyn Durant
Lloyd Lamble ... Martin Sorrowby
Frank Birch ... Boswell - the airport manager
Wensley Pithey ... Sid - the bartender
Reed De Rouen ... Connors - the thug
Peter Swanwick ... Smithers
Bill Fraser ... Sales Manager
Lionel Harris ... Allan Mellon
Betty Cooper ... Dr. Campbell - asylum superintendant
Clare James ... Miss Andrews - Asylum receptionist

Katie Johnson ... 'Mary Stuart' - Old Inmate At Murder Scene
Jacques Cey ... Head Waiter
Jean Bayliss ... Delmont Switchboard Operator

Richard Johnson ... Danny McMara - hit-and-run victim
Stuart Nichol ... Steve
Marguerite Brennan ... Desk Clerk at Heather's Apartment
Robert Adair ... John - film director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Carney ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Dorning ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Josephine Douglas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Christina Forrest ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Howarth ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lisa Lee ... Donna Devore (uncredited)
Robert Moore ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Stuart Saunders ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dorinda Stevens ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hazel Sutton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Pat Jackson (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Orville H. Hampton  screenplay (as Orville Hampton)
Lester Powell  story

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
Casting by
Michael Carreras 
Art Direction by
C. Wilfred Arnold 
Makeup Department
Bill Griffiths .... hair stylist
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist
Production Management
John 'Pinky' Green .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Basil Keys .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound (as William Salter)
Camera and Electrical Department
Moray Grant .... camera operator
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Patrick Jenkins .... dialogue coach
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter (US release)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lady in the Fog" - UK (original title)
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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
B movie starring Cesar Romero, 18 December 2008
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Lady in the Fog" is a 1952 film starring Cesar Romero as an amateur detective, Philip O'Dell, an American currently in London. He helps a woman (Lois Maxwell) whom he meets in a bar - her brother was run down by a car in the heavy London fog, but she is convinced that it wasn't accidental. O'Dell investigates, and finds himself involved with an old case, a mental hospital, a filmmaker, and a nightclub.

Romero is a delightful actor, and this story has a lot of comedic elements which he acquits very well. He was very underrated, which is clear if one sees him in "The Captain from Castile" and "Julia Misbehaves." The story of "Lady in the Fog" is about as lame as it gets and pretty easy to figure out. It's made on the cheap. Romero is always worth seeing, though.

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