Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog

Arthur Lubin (1955)

86min
U Certificate
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Handsome Stewart Granger and his then wife, the lovely Jean Simmons, returned to Britain at the peak of their international stardom for this suspenseful Victorian melodrama. In an atmospheric tale of lust and blackmail, the ever underrated Granger is particularly effective as the murderer, his unique combination of matinée idol looks and ability to appear at ease in period clothing being used to good effect. The Technicolor photography and the clever Shepperton studio interiors also complement him perfectly. A fine British supporting cast (Finlay Currie, Ronald Squire) does sterling work, and Rank starlet Belinda Lee is suitably glamorous. Well worth catching.

Summary

A prominent Victorian gentleman thinks he has got away with poisoning his wife, but his shrewd maid knows the sordid truth and uses it to blackmail him. As the killer's social standing improves, he realises he has to get rid of the scheming servant once and for all, but his plans to dispose of her lead him into even more danger. Period thriller, with Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons and Bill Travers.

Cast & Crew

Stephen Lowry Stewart Granger
Lily Watkins Jean Simmons
David MacDonald Bill Travers
Alfred Travers Ronald Squire
Inspector Peters Finlay Currie
Elizabeth Travers Belinda Lee
Herbert Moresby William Hartnell
Doctor Simpson Frederick Leister
Magistrate Percy Marmont
Mrs Park Marjorie Rhodes
Brasher Peter Bull
Director Arthur Lubin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

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