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Blanche Fury (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 22 March 1948 (UK)
The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself.

Director:

Marc Allégret

Writers:

Audrey Erskine-Lindop (screenplay) (as Audrey Lindop), Cecil McGivern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Hobson ... Blanche Fury
Stewart Granger ... Philip Thorn
Michael Gough ... Laurence Fury
Walter Fitzgerald ... Simon Fury
Susanne Gibbs Susanne Gibbs ... Lavinia (as Suzanne Gibbs)
Maurice Denham ... Maj. Fraser
Sybille Binder ... Louisa (as Sybilla Binder)
Ernest Jay Ernest Jay ... Calamy
Townsend Whitling Townsend Whitling ... Banks
J.H. Roberts ... Doctor
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Mr. Weatherby (as Alan Jeayes)
Edward Lexy ... Col. Jenkins
Arthur Wontner ... Lord Rudford
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Mrs. Winterbourne
Cherry London Cherry London ... Molly
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Storyline

Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fuller accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. Blanche plots to become the lady of the manor but her illicit passion for the vengeful, obsessed Philip Thorn sets off a string of tragic events, including murder. Written by Anonymous

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Young, lovely, passionately beautiful ... and her love was as wild and tempestuous as her name !


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

M.E. Clifton James, who appears as the prison governor, is most famous for his impersonation of Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery in the run-up to D-Day. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Fury: Do you seriously believe all that superstitious nonsense about Fury's ape?
Philip Thorn: You're afraid. Are you?
Blanche Fury: Not at all. I'm not easily frightened.
Philip Thorn: That I can believe.
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Some Background on Blanche Fury
6 April 2004 | by theowinthropSee all my reviews

The film is one I only saw partially once, two or three years ago. I wish it was on Video or DVD. Other early Stewart Granger historic films are out - SARABAND FOR DEAD LOVERS and CAPTAIN BOYCOTT. This one was based on a novel by Joseph Shearing, the female novelist who used a male pseudonym. All her books were based on actual crimes - see my comments on the contermporary film SO EVIL MY LOVE, with Ray Milland and Ann Todd. Here, Shearing turns to the murder, at Stanfield Hall, near Norwich, England of Isaac Jermy and his son (incredibly named Isaac Jermy Jermy)in November 1848. The perpetrator was a farmer, James Blomfield Rush, who was a tenant of the Jermys but was on bad terms with them for a series of debts he owed them, and attempts to claim title to the farm and other properties. Complicating the matter was that the Jermys title to their estate was subject to a law suit. Rush dressed in a disguise, and walked over two miles in the dark to the estate, where he shot the Jermys down in their home, and then shot the wife of the son and their maid. Apparently he wanted no witnesses. Unfortunately there were too many. Also, his alibi was supposed to be his children's governess, Emily Sandford, and she turned out to be more truthful at his trial than he hoped. The trial was notable because Rush insisted in defending himself. It turned out that he had a fool for a client. Rush was found guilty and hanged. The full story is not quite used in the movie, but bits and parts of it certainly are.


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