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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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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)

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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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Window on 50s London, 24 November 2007
Author: lfisher0264 from United Kingdom

It's too long and confusing and all the tension ebbs away while you try to follow the convoluted plot. The fun part is revisiting London of the time, especially the genuine interiors - from Chelsea Studio to furnished (in 1900 taste) flat to shagpile'n'modern sculpture penthouse. The beautiful girl acts as well as the artist's wooden lay figure. Why couldn't Dane end up with painter Eleanor Summerfield? I suppose we're meant to think "Oh ho, the cops are following him because they think he'll lead him to the real killers!", but this is very clunkily done. And yes, the scene in the Polish pub (Polish pub???) is utterly unnecessary.

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