1955 BBFC Cert. “A”

Murder by Proxy

Alternative title: Blackout

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…

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Production Details

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

Filming Began: 1st November 1953
UK Release: 28th March 1955

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire

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Cast & Crew

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Original Poster
Murder by Proxy 1955

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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?

Actress Betty Ann Davies died shortly after the film was released following an appendectomy!

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