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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Gem
What a remarkable movie this is. Hard-edged, cynical and totally lacking in sentimentality. The stars are most impressive and the direction puts the film way up there with Gaslight ( the superior English version). An excellent print - lovingly transferred - and a solid audio track too! Although perhaps showing its "stage" origins, it is none the less an most enjoyable and...
Published on 9 Dec 2010 by Adrian Drew

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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This film isn`t marvellous but it is entertaining. Husband and wife team Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons both play against their normal roles. He is a very wealthy man who has murdered his wife and got away with it, she is the housemaid who knows what has happened, and threatens to tell unless he gives her his wife`s, jewellery and clothes and a better position in the...
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Gem, 9 Dec 2010
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What a remarkable movie this is. Hard-edged, cynical and totally lacking in sentimentality. The stars are most impressive and the direction puts the film way up there with Gaslight ( the superior English version). An excellent print - lovingly transferred - and a solid audio track too! Although perhaps showing its "stage" origins, it is none the less an most enjoyable and surprisingly powerful victorian romp. It won't disappoint.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cinema gem that has not dimmed with age, 15 May 2012
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It has been at least 30 years since I last saw this gem, but I remembered how good I thought it was at the time. I was not disappointed! It remains a really good film that gets into the plot within 5 minutes of beginning. My 23 year old daughter, who is a harsh critic of films, watched it with me and was also impressed, especially by the storyline and the atmospheric cinematography commencing with a monsoon-like opening sequence at a funeral. I have no hesitation in recommending it highly, and have already done so to cinema-loving friends.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS HIGH-QUALITY BRITISH THRILLER!, 17 May 2010
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One of the very best of British suspense thrillers to come out of the 1950s - full of high drama, and unusually for Britain of the time; made in glorious colour! A great movie, starring the late Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger - both in fine form.

A housemaid (Simmons) who's in love with her master, discovers a secret about her employer that may just tip the balance of love in her favour. A most clever young woman who's up against many odds, but manages to turn events about, and all in the name of love - but not for material gain as her actions may imply. Likewise, and even cleverer still; her master (Granger) uses the situation to turn things about yet again, but several key events backfire on both as each attempt to outwit the other in order to get what each of them wants.

This is an exceptionally high-quality drama, using both cunning, deceit and the fierceness of unrequited love to score points in a most unique suspense thriller.

Great stuff!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars footsteps in the fog dvd, 26 Feb 2014
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brought as a present for the mother in law who said she remembers the film from years ago and wanted to see it again. Just as she remembered it , she loved it.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching, 19 Oct 2010
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Quite an unexpected film, with a twist at the end. A good cast, excellent acting and a good story from the beginning. When Stewart Granger's character murders his wife, little does he expect the series of events that will happen, as his calculating and cunning servant desperately tries to get her man. She worships him and devotes herself to him, but, in return, he attempts to murder her, only to find he bludgeon's the wrong woman. Yet again, the faithful servant - now his housekeeper - saves him, this time from the gallows. Yet again, he desperately tries to rid himself of the lower-class girl, who has become a thorn in his side. I never expected the conclusion to be quite so ......... No, that would spoil it for you!

Certainly, a story that has murder and cunning, but a sad tinge to its entire plot and certainly that conclusion.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You said you were going to be five minutes. Only five minutes.., 10 Dec 2010
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This should have been a huge hit at the time of release. Very good performances from Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons in the lead roles.

Stewart 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. Arrested and put on trial, Granger is saved from the gallows by testimony from Simmons, who then tightens her psychological grip on him.

This is a very good film and should have received higher acclaim. The transfer to DVD is a good one. The twist at the end will only enhance your appreciation of a fine movie. If your viewing these reviews without previously having seen the film, take a chance and buy it - you'll be pleasantly surprised. The only extra is the cinematic trailer. Maybe one day this will re-released on blu ray with many production extras.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous atmospheric Victorian thriller, 9 Feb 2011
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After poisoning his wife and getting away with it, a man (Stewart Granger) is blackmailed by the household's drab little maid (Jean Simmons) who's discovered his secret. Then it becomes a deadly cat and mouse game as she becomes more and more controlling as he falls in love with another woman (Belinda Lee). Will he attempt another murder to break free from her clutches? Or will she outwit him and keep him under her thumb? All kinds of wicked twists and turns occur as they play a deadly game. This neat little atmospheric (gas lit street lamps, thick fog) thriller set in Victorian London was directed by Arthur Lubin who's never shown a particular talent for suspense before. He's best known for a series of Abbott & Costello movies like BUCK PRIVATES and the FRANCIS, the talking mule movies. Who knew he had it in him to direct a top notch nail biter like this? Granger, who usually played the stalwart hero, and Simmons, normally a great beauty, must have relished the opportunity to play against type. Benjamin Frankel (NIGHT OF THE IGUANA) did the excellent score and Christopher Challis (TWO FOR THE ROAD) did the elegant Technicolor cinematography. With Bill Travers, Finlay Currie and Marjorie Rhodes.

The Sony DVD (from England) is a very nice, colorful transfer in its original aspect ratio of about 1.77.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 27 Jan 2013
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This film isn`t marvellous but it is entertaining. Husband and wife team Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons both play against their normal roles. He is a very wealthy man who has murdered his wife and got away with it, she is the housemaid who knows what has happened, and threatens to tell unless he gives her his wife`s, jewellery and clothes and a better position in the household.

Both of the stars look terrific. Not exactly a handsome `hero` and beautiful `heroine`, since they are both so horrible, but they are nice to look at.

The thing that is a nuisance is that after every scene, the screen blacks out before the next scene starts. There are a lot of short scenes so the blackouts happen a lot. Thank goodness, we don`t have to put up with it these days.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more films like this!, 20 Aug 2010
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Snuggle up on the sofa on a cold, dark, winter's afternoon and watch this film. It's everything an old-style thriller should be. Gorgeous!
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4.0 out of 5 stars When writing, acting, diction, and dialogue captured your imagination., 17 Aug 2014
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There is something so alluring about this era - atmospheric, engaging, well written - these days where movies move at break neck speed - it's nice to watch something slowly reveal itself, that invests in the story - beats special effects any day!!! - enjoy. Look out for a movie called house on telegraph hill, I discovered this recently - an absolute gem!!
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