1955 Murder By Proxy

Murder By Proxy – 1955

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

Storyline

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…

Crew

Art Director
Production Manager
Dialogue Director
Sound Recording
Assistant Director
Continuity
Make-up
Hairdresser
Wardrobe
Miss Lee’s Gowns
Furs
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Musical Director
Screenplay by
From the novel by
Produced by
Directed by 

J. Elder Wills
Mickey Delamar
Andrew Osborn
Bill Salter and George Burgess
Jimmy Sangster
Renee Glynne
Philip Leakey
Nina Broe
Molly Arbuthnot
Ben Pearson
Molho
Len Harris
Jimmy Harvey, BSc
Ivor Slaney
Richard Landau
Helen Nielsen
Michael Carreras
Terence Fisher 

Cast

Casey Morrow
Phyllis
Maggie Doone
Lance Gordon
Alicia Betty
Miss Nardis
Lita
Inspector Johnson
Dora
Travis
Linda
Big John
Bartender
Singer

Dane Clark
Belinda Lee
Eleanor Summerfield
Andrew Osborn
Ann Davie
Jill Melford
Alvis Maben
Michael Golden
Nora Gordon
Harold Lang
Delphi Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
Alfie Bass
Cleo Laine

Footnotes

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