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Release Date:
19 March 1954 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jimmy Sangster has Passed
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Fun, pleasant and silly, but not a noir See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dane Clark ... Casey Morrow
Belinda Lee ... Phyllis Brunner
Betty Ann Davies ... Mrs. Alicia Brunner
Eleanor Summerfield ... Margaret 'Maggie' Doone
Andrew Osborn ... Lance Gordon
Harold Lang ... Travis / Victor Vanno
Jill Melford ... Miss Nardis
Alvys Maben ... Lita Huntley (as Alvis Maben)
Michael Golden ... Inspector Johnson
Nora Gordon ... Casey's Mother (as Nora Gorden)
Alfie Bass ... Ernie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Gow ... (uncredited)
Cleo Laine ... Singer (uncredited)
Delphi Lawrence ... Linda (uncredited)
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Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard H. Landau  (as Richard Landau)
Helen Nielsen  novel

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey  (as Jimmy Harvey)
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Rootes 
 
Art Direction by
J. Elder Wills 
 
Makeup Department
Nina Broe .... hair stylist
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mickey Delamar .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jimmy Sangster .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
George Burgess .... sound recordist
Bill Salter .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe
Ben Pearson .... gowns: Belinda Lee
 
Music Department
Ivor Slaney .... musical director
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Andrew Osborn .... dialogue director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Murder by Proxy" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fun, pleasant and silly, but not a noir, 23 June 2014
Author: (karen5778) from United States

This is a little British murder mystery, not a noir. The main character is a nice shlub, not a tough guy. There is very little tension or menace and certainly not any cynicism or existential despair. The dialog and bits of business are pretty funny and practically everyone in the film, including the villain, seems basically likable. Dane Clark does a very good job, although he will go on to do better. The plot offers a steady diet of red herring, but plot is not this film's strong suit. The whole thing is so likable that you may find yourself cringing that the plot and twists and turns seem so aimless and gratuitous, but it doesn't pretend to be more than a grade B movie with some good acting and good dialog.

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