Murder by Proxy (Blackout) (1954)
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as Casey Morrow
as Phyllis Brunner
as Alicia Brunner
as Maggie Doone
as Lance Gorden
as Miss Nardis
as Inspector Johnson
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From The Hammer Film Noir Collection. The film begins with Dane Clark being offered a strange marriage proposal from a woman he just met. Not only that, she offers this drunk guy 500 pounds to do the deed! However, upon waking up the next morning, he finds he's implicated with murder and there's no trace of the lady! So, it's up to tough-guy Clark to investigate and clear his name. Most fans of Film Noir will be surprised to hear that the British (not to mention, the French) made quite a few of these in the 1950s. Oddly, the Brit Noir films were made by Hammer Studios--the same folks who made tons of Dracula, Frankenstein and Mummy films from the late 50s to the mid 1970s! And, oddly, this film is directed by the studio's foremost monster film director, Terence Fisher. Overall, while this is far from a great film, it does stack up pretty well with the average American example, though I will admit that this film does have a few too many twists and turns . 4 stars 10-21-13
Dane Clark is the pretty much the whole show here. Eleanor Summerfield is good in support.
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