Murder by Proxy

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Murder by Proxy
Murder by Proxy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Terence Fisher
Produced by Michael Carreras
Written by Richard Landau
Based on the novel Murder by Proxy by Helen Nielsen
Starring Dane Clark
Betty Ann Davies
Belinda Lee
Music by Ivor Slaney
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by Maurice Rootes
Distributed by Lippert Pictures (US)
Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • 19 March 1954 (1954-03-19) (US)
  • 28 March 1955 (1955-03-28) (UK)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Murder by Proxy, released in the United States as Blackout, is a 1954 British crime drama film directed by Terence Fisher.[1] It stars Dane Clark and Belinda Lee.[2] The screenplay concerns a man who is offered money to marry a woman.

Plot summary[edit]

Drunk and down-and-out Casey Morrow (Clark) in London is approached by a young and beautiful heiress, Phyllis Brunner (Lee) with an offer of lots of money if he will marry her. He accepts, but then wakes up the next morning in some other woman's apartment with blood on his coat from the murder of Brunner's father. Now he must unravel the mystery to clear his name, which leads him into a twisted labyrinth of encounters with various suspicious characters who seem to make his situation worse the more he learns.



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