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Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 1 August 1955 (Sweden)
In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid), Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Stephen Lowry
Jean Simmons ... Lily Watkins
Bill Travers ... David Macdonald
Belinda Lee ... Elizabeth Travers
Ronald Squire ... Alfred Travers
Finlay Currie ... Inspector Peters
William Hartnell ... Herbert Moresby
Frederick Leister Frederick Leister ... Dr. Simpson
Percy Marmont ... Magistrate
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Park (as Margery Rhodes)
Peter Bull ... Brasher
Barry Keegan Barry Keegan ... Constable Burke
Sheila Manahan Sheila Manahan ... Rose Moresby
Norman MacOwan Norman MacOwan ... Grimes (as Norman Macowan)
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Corcoran
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Storyline

To his Victorian London friends, Stephen Lowry is a heartbroken widower. Only his housemaid Lily knows that far from dying of gastroenteritis his wife was slowly poisoned by her husband - information she is happy to use to improve her position in the household and to make sure she stays close to Stephen. As his own prospects improve with a business partnership and a romance more of his own class, Stephen decides that Lily must go. Unfortunately for him, his first attempt gives her even more of a hold over him. Written by J-26

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Taglines:

Never forget...when a man is close enough to KISS YOU...he is close enough to KILL YOU! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Footsteps in the Fog See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Lowry House is in London's Cumberland Avenue, close enough to Westminster to hear the chimes of Big Ben. See more »

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Marjorie Rhodes' character is referred to as Mrs Parks in dialogue, but Mrs Park in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Lowry: Don't ever use her perfume.
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Twists and turns in this excellent thriller
27 November 2002 | by Star5See all my reviews

Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger are brilliant in this murder thriller. There are so many twists and turns that you'll never guess what is going to happen next. I wasn't particularly taken with the film the first time I saw it but after several more viewings it is now a firm favourite. Simmons in particular shines as the manipulative girl in love with Granger and this is probably their finest teaming together on screen. See if you can guess how it's all going to end - a clever ending to an enjoyable movie.


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