Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  June 1955 (UK)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lowry
Lily Watkins
David Macdonald
Belinda Lee ...
Elizabeth Travers
Ronald Squire ...
Alfred Travers
Inspector Peters
Herbert Moresby
Frederick Leister ...
Dr. Simpson
Percy Marmont ...
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Park (as Margery Rhodes)
Barry Keegan ...
Constable Burke
Sheila Manahan ...
Rose Moresby
Norman Macowan ...
Cameron Hall ...


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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June 1955 (UK)  »

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Des pas dans le brouillard  »

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1.66 : 1
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Lowry House is in London's Cumberland Avenue, close enough to Westminster to hear the chimes of Big Ben. See more »


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 »


Lily Watkins: I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have you to look after...
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Perfect "Late Late Show" British thriller
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fascinating British drama, notable for having two depraved, totally unlikeable protagonists--a murderer and the blackmailer who loves him. All the trimmings are here for perfect Late Late Show credentials: Gothic mansion, bickering servants, thick fog, the portrait over the fireplace, poison, blood stains, secret letters, a clueless blonde ingénue, a hooded figure in the dark...but filmed in lush Hammer-style color, rather than a more appropriate b/w, which gives the film a ghoulish modern edge. Stewart Granger and Gene Simmons get high marks for underplaying this vile pair...particularly Simmons, who nails her final scene. What a great, unsung actress.

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