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Murder by Proxy
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Blackout (1954) More at IMDbPro »Murder by Proxy (original title)


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Release Date:
19 March 1954 (USA) See more »
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EXPLODES...in a sinister network of evil!
Plot:
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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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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Kapelusznik 18 (US) Makes brave effort to explain plot, 15 May 2015
Author: howardmorley from United Kingdom

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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