The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Blanche Fury

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

Blanche Fury 1947 PG

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Marc Allégret

Valerie Hobson stars as the titular character in the Victorian melodrama. After becoming governess of Fury mansion she falls for the aggrieved Philip Thorn (Stewart Granger) and the pair scheme together to try and take over the Fury estate. But their murderous plans end up driving a wedge between them.

With its labyrinthine plot, wanton cruelty and sweeping dramatic turns, Blanche Fury is a prime example of the Gothic melodrama at which Rank Studios excelled in the 1940s. But unlike many of those films, this one is unusual for being shot in Technicolor, and Swiss-born director Marc Allégret adds an eerie, unsettling atmosphere to the macabre proceedings.

Start watching in: 30 days

Finish watching in: 48 hours

Directed by

Marc Allégret

Featuring

Maurice Denham

Michael Gough

Walter Fitzgerald

Valerie Hobson

Stewart Granger

Genres

Melodrama Costume drama

Collection

Love is a Devil Unavailable on DVD Fatal Attractions Forgotten Features

Certificate

PG

Released

1947

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more

Explore further

View Uncle Silas
Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas 1947

Gothic chiller based on the novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Jean Simmons stars as an heiress pursued by her unbalanced uncle and his perverted son.

103 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Frank

View The Night Has Eyes
The Night Has Eyes
Watch from £2.98
HD

The Night Has Eyes 1942 PG

James Mason stars in this gothic tale of dangerous desire set on the Yorkshire Moors.

79 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

View The Man in Grey
The Man in Grey
Watch from £2.98
HD

The Man in Grey 1943

James Mason, Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger star in the first of the fantastically successful Gainsborough melodramas.

116 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later