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Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | June 1955 (UK)
In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

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Cast

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Stephen Lowry
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Lily Watkins
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David Macdonald
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Elizabeth Travers
Ronald Squire ...
Alfred Travers
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Inspector Peters
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Herbert Moresby
Frederick Leister ...
Dr. Simpson
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Magistrate
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Park (as Margery Rhodes)
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Brasher
Barry Keegan ...
Constable Burke
Sheila Manahan ...
Rose Moresby
Norman Macowan ...
Grimes
Cameron Hall ...
Corcoran
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Storyline

To his Victorian London friends, Stephen Lowry is a heartbroken widower. Only his housemaid Lily knows that far from dying of gastroenteritis his wife was slowly poisoned by her husband - information she is happy to use to improve her position in the household and to make sure she stays close to Stephen. As his own prospects improve with a business partnership and a romance more of his own class, Stephen decides that Lily must go. Unfortunately for him, his first attempt gives her even more of a hold over him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS...OR KILL! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | Thriller

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June 1955 (UK)  »

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Des pas dans le brouillard  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Lowry House is in London's Cumberland Avenue, close enough to Westminster to hear the chimes of Big Ben. See more »

Goofs

Lowry tells Elizabeth that he has something to ask her father, who has just entered the room. When Alfred replies, "Something I think I'm already aware of," his lips do not move. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Lowry: Another woman once thought she owned me. Don't drive me too far!
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Twists and turns in this excellent thriller
27 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger are brilliant in this murder thriller. There are so many twists and turns that you'll never guess what is going to happen next. I wasn't particularly taken with the film the first time I saw it but after several more viewings it is now a firm favourite. Simmons in particular shines as the manipulative girl in love with Granger and this is probably their finest teaming together on screen. See if you can guess how it's all going to end - a clever ending to an enjoyable movie.


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