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Blackout (1954)

Murder by Proxy (original title)
An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her. Broke and unemployed, he takes her up on it. When he wakes up the ... See full summary »

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Casey Morrow
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Phyllis Brunner
Betty Ann Davies ...
Mrs. Alicia Brunner
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Margaret 'Maggie' Doone
Andrew Osborn ...
Lance Gordon
Harold Lang ...
Travis / Victor Vanno
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Alvys Maben ...
Lita Huntley (as Alvis Maben)
Michael Golden ...
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Nora Gordon ...
Casey's Mother (as Nora Gorden)
Alfie Bass ...
Ernie
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An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her. Broke and unemployed, he takes her up on it. When he wakes up the next day, he finds himself in a strange room that turns out to be an artist's studio, there is blood on his coat, and he discovers that his new "wife's" father had been murdered the night before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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EXPLODES...in a sinister network of evil!


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19 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Referenced in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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Le Soir
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Music by Louis Gasté
Lyrics by Georges Koger
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Kapelusznik 18 (US) Makes brave effort to explain plot
15 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes the cited user makes a brave attempt to explain this crime drama plot filmed in London in 1954.I was familiar with Dane Clark after watching him in "Highly Dangerous" (1950) with Margaret Lockwood and the actor who played the lawyer by watching "Angels One Five" when he played a fighter squadron leader in a very different role.Of course the tragic actress Belinda Lee (1936-1961) was not long on this earth losing her life in a motor accident in the US but she provides the film with the necessary eye candy.

Obviously the producers were influenced by American Film Noirs of the 1940s e.g. "The Big Sleep" and make a matching brave attempt at this sort of drama for the Uk market.Incidentally I heard that 1954 was the most unremarkable year in recent history when nothing much happened of shattering world importance!I rated it 6/10 along with the IMDb.com average rating.


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