Footsteps in the Fog 1955 NR CC

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Granger murders his wife in turn-of-the-century London. He is discovered by maid Simmons, who has always secretly loved him. She blackmails her way into the housekeeper position, and Granger decides he has to kill her too. Pursuing her in the fog, he mistakes someone else for her and kills a stranger.

Starring:
Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

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Footsteps in the Fog

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, International
Director Arthur Lubin
Starring Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons
Supporting actors Bill Travers, Belinda Lee, Ronald Squire, Finlay Currie, William Hartnell, Frederick Leister, Percy Marmont, Marjorie Rhodes, Peter Bull, Barry Keegan, Sheila Manahan, Norman Macowan, Cameron Hall, Victor Maddern, Peter Williams, Arthur Howard, George Bishop, Mark Daly
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

Great acting with Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons.
David M. Hooper
There are so many twists and turns, the plot is well planned out, it is well acted and well written.
DEBRA CONICELLI
The other good ratings that I read before viewing this movie turned out to be true.
Lois

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 17, 2011
Format: DVD
Real-life married couple Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger team up for this tight, compact little 1955 gaslit-era mystery, about the strange relationship between a murderous nobleman and his blackmailing parlour-maid.

Based on a story by W.W. Jacobs entitled "The Interruption", FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG stars Stewart Granger as Stephen Lowry, a man who has successfully poisoned his wife, and thinks he's gotten away with the crime. But parlour-maid Lily Watkins (Jean Simmons) discovers his deceptions and blackmails him, first for his wife's jewels and then for the coveted position of housekeeper. Lily's silence comes cheap for Lowry, but in order to ensure that his crime remains under wraps, Lowry finds himself entangled in a growing web of deception, lies and murder...

FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG is an outstanding gaslit-era costume thriller in the great tradition of "Gaslight", "The Man with a Cloak", and "So Long at the Fair", the latter also starring the luminous Jean Simmons. Simmons is bewitching as Lily, the blackmailer we still end up cheering for, despite the dubious ways she "earns" the love of her master. Likewise Stewart Granger walks a fine line in his performance as Lowry. Neither character should be as "likable" as they appear; in all fairness these two monsters deserve each other. It's to Simmons and Granger's credit that we do feel great empathy for them, despite the murderous web that they have created for themselves.

Co-starring Belinda Lee, Bill Travers, Ronald Squire, Finlay Currie, William Hartnell and Marjorie Rhodes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DEBRA CONICELLI on March 31, 2012
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This movie is worth having, I saw it years ago. Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons are outstanding in this cat and mouse thriller. There are so many twists and turns, the plot is well planned out, it is well acted and well written. If you are a fan of the kind of movies that make you wonder all the way through how it will all end? this is for you. Movies like this make you wonder why some of the garbage today thinks it can pass for great cinema. It arrived on time and was securely packaged.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane H. Otoole on July 7, 2014
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quite a lot of fun, kept me guessing right up until the end. neat to see william hartnell before he was dr you know who. jean simmons is great as always, you expect it of her, but stewart granger was superb too, and extremely handsome. in life he appears to have been quite arrogant, and that fits the character he plays just perfectly---it might also explain why his marriage to jean hit the rocks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. F. on February 27, 2013
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This is an old movie that takes us back in time but is not dated. Acting is superb and intrigue is sustained throughout. It's a movie to take out again every few years, call a friend, cosy up by the fire, and get lost for a while.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven Keller on March 22, 2012
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This is a great little Edwardian mystery film. Putting married couple Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger together in this movie was a stroke of genius. Not only is the acting superb in every way, there is a tension between the two pinciples that positively sizzles. Bill Travers (Born Free) is also a great second-banana in one of his earlier roles as a London barrister. You will love the twist at the climax. Everything comes together in this film and that is a rarity -- sets, costumes, acting, writing, production values, etc., all make for a great, fun, and exciting viewing experience!
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I was strangely bored by this film. It certainly wasn't the acting as Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons were excellent. I suppose the plot just didn't grab me. These two devious characters, Stephen the nobleman and Lily the parlor maid, deserved eachother and yet the fact that Granger's character not only murdered his wife he tried to murder Lily, and murdered the wrong woman in a dense fog, is guilty of a far worse sin than blackmail. Lily, though scheming, was only guilty of blackmail. Lily continued to love her nobleman but would you love a man who tried to kill you? Lily is much smarter than her master Stephen, however, but both got their comeuppance.

Footsteps just misses being a true noir film. I liked best the ambience scenes of Stephen's incredibly palacial Edwardian mansion. It's small wonder that Lily thirsted over being the chatelaine there with nobleman Stephen included. It's interesting that both Lily and Stephen, wicked as they were, make you like them. I guess that's good acting
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This is a movie worth watching. The ending is unexpected...so if you like the Hitchcock type thrillers, you will enjoy this one. The other good ratings that I read before viewing this movie turned out to be true.
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By SUSAN LANE on January 27, 2013
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I have always liked this movie. It is hard to find movies with Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger or any other older movies for that matter. I was very happy with the movie. Thank You
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