1953 Murder By Proxy

Murder By Proxy - 1953

Alternative title: Blackout

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA) 
Copyright 1953 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead 
RCA Sound System 
Produced at Exclusive Studios, Bray, England

Black & White 87 minutes


Hopelessly drunk in a London night-club, American Casey Morrow is approached by a beautiful young woman who offers him five hundred pounds if he will marry her. The next morning, he wakes in a strange flat and finds Maggie Doone washing bloodstains from his coat. He has no idea what has happened, but soon finds himself suspected of murder...


Art Director J. Elder Wills
Production Manager Mickey Delamar
Dialogue Director Andrew Osborn
Sound Recording Bill Salter and George Burgess
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Continuity Renee Glynne
Make-up Philip Leakey
Hairdresser Nina Broe
Wardrobe Molly Arbuthnot
Miss Lee's Gowns Ben Pearson
Furs Molho
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Jimmy Harvey, BSc
Musical Director Ivor Slaney
Screenplay by Richard Landau
From the novel by Helen Nielsen
Produced by Michael Carreras
Directed by Terence Fisher 


 Casey Morrow Dane Clark
Phyllis Belinda Lee
Maggie Doone Eleanor Summerfield
Lance Gordon Andrew Osborn
Alicia Betty Ann Davie
Miss Nardis Jill Melford
Lita Alvis Maben
Inspector Johnson Michael Golden
Dora Nora Gordon
Travis Harold Lang
Linda Delphi Lawrence
Big John Martin Lawrence
Bartender Alfie Bass
Singer Cleo Laine


Alfie Bass has a small part in this film. In the late 1950's he starred in the successful Granada TV series "The Army Game", as well as in the cinema spin-off  "I Only Arsked", which was produced by Hammer in 1959. Later appearances by him include Hammer's "A Challenge for Robin Hood" (1967) and as the head of menswear in BBC TV's "Are You Being Served?"

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection