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Orville H. Hampton (screenplay)
Lester Powell (story)
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31 October 1952 (USA) See more »
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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 7 people found the following review useful.
All fogged up, 4 June 2008
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

(Some Spoilers) Suave and handsome Cesar Romaro as American journalist Phil O'Dell has his hands full in "Lady in the Fog" in both charming the ladies and jumping out of windows as he solves a murder case that's 13 years old. In fact nobody knew it was a murder until Phil got wise to it.

All this started when Danny McMara,Richard Johnson, was purposely run down in the fog one evening by a mysterious lady friend of his. Danny's sister Heather, Bernadette O'Farrell, just happened to be Phil's girlfriend who took it upon himself to solve her brother death in what everyone at the time, including Scotland Yard, thought was just a tragic accident. Getting worked over by this shadowy thug Connors, Reed De Rover,a number of times and almost being arrested by the London Police for interfering in their investigation of Danny McMara's death Phil eventually gets to the bottom to why Danny was murdered and who was behind it.

It turns out that Danny had uncovered the murder of this inventor that took place in 1939 that was made to look, by his killers, to be an accident. The inventor died when his laboratory caught fire in a freak accident. Danny getting too close to the truth and at the same time blackmailing the killers ended up himself being murdered, that was made to look like an accident, by one of those whom he unknowingly, his girlfriend, was blackmailing!

Phil, on a tip he got, getting inside the Glenhaven Sanitarium finds the only person-the nutty as a fruitcake-Martain Sorrowby, Llyod Lamble, who knows the truth about that 1939 covered-up arson murder. Sorrowby, who's mind is completely lost in Ga-Ga land, can lead Phil to not only the truth behind the unidentified inventors murder but at the same time the murder of Danny McMara. Just as Phil was about to get Scotland Yard inspector Rigby, Campbell Singer, to come over to Gleanhaven to interview Sorrowby he, like Danny, died in a suspicious car accident just outside the sanitarium.

Realizing just what he got himself into Phil together with Heather track down Danny's killers but not before Heather, who had no idea whom she was dealing with, almost ended up getting murdered herself by someone, a friend of her's and Danny's, that she thought that she knew, and trusted, but really didn't!

Worth watching in that fact that that we see legendary Hollywood Latin Lover Cesar Romaro playing a Humphrey Bogart type private investigator. Getting belted by the bad guys all over the place Caser, or Phil O'Dell, still didn't lose his both good looks and sense of humor, he also has the best as well as last line in the movie, despite all the hits he took to the head and body, as well as his inflated ego, in the film.

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