Murder by Proxy (Blackout) Reviews
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
Despite a plot that really doesn't make a whole lot of sense the film is enjoyable nonetheless, making fine use of one of Hitchcock's favorite story devices - that of the innocent man on the run and out to prove his innocence. (And the plot device of the innocent man being a visiting American is one that Hammer would visit often as well)