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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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nice performance by Dane Clark See more (9 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)

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

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
nice performance by Dane Clark, 23 January 2014
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This is a Kit Parker/Hammer Film starring Dane Clark, Belinda Lee. Eleanor Summerfield, and Harold Lang.

Clark plays Casey Morrow, an American in England. One night he meets a beautiful blond named Phyllis (Lee) and she offers him a job for a big amount of money. All he has to do is marry her.

The next day, he can't remember a thing except meeting her. He's in a strange place with a a woman he doesn't know, and there's blood on his coat. It's the painter's studio of a friend of Phyllis' (Summerfield). Morrow sees in the paper that his new wife's father was murdered the night before. Did he do it? Did Phyllis set him up? And where is Phyllis? This is an okay noirish film that has some humor in it as well as drama. Clark is very good as a confused man trying to make his way through a labyrinth of lies and people. The plot is a little all over the place and not that easy to follow.

Clark was supposed to be another John Garfield, but his career went in another direction. He was very successful in television, appearing as a regular or semi-regular in many series and guest-starring on many TV shows. Belinda Lee unfortunately died in a car accident in the U.S. when she was 25. In this film, she is around 19 years of age and very beautiful, touted as a Diana Dors-type. A sad end.

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