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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.

Murder by Proxy
Murder by Proxy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTerence Fisher
Produced byMichael Carreras
Written byRichard Landau
Based onMurder by Proxy
by Helen Nielsen
StarringDane Clark
Betty Ann Davies
Belinda Lee
Music byIvor Slaney
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byMaurice Rootes
Distributed byLippert 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
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summaryEdit

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.



  1. ^ "Blackout (1954) - Terence Fisher - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  2. ^ "Murder by Proxy (1955)".

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