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Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

 -  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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Stephen Lowry
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Lily Watkins
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David Macdonald
Belinda Lee ...
Elizabeth Travers
Ronald Squire ...
Alfred Travers
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Inspector Peters
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Herbert Moresby
Frederick Leister ...
Dr. Simpson
Percy Marmont ...
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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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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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1.66 : 1
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Katherine 'Katie' Henderson Burke is killed at around 9.10pm on November 3rd. See more »

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A wonderful Victorian thriller
30 May 2002 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

This movie is certainly one of the best victorian-era thriller melodramas ever made. The atmosphere is perfect (at least according to what we expect victorian atmosphere to be). Both Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons give wonderful performances, each being ideally cast in his/her role. The suspense builds up perfectly, answering the viewers question as to how the katharsis will come at the end. And it is a very satisfying solution - with the exception perhaps of the last words said by Jean Simmons. All in all an excellent movie that deserves much wider recognition than it actually enjoys.


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