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


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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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.

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