1951 Black Widow

Black Widow - 1951

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A Hammer Production

Based on the B.B.C. serial play “Return from Darkness” by Lester Powell

Panacoustic Sound System

Black & White 52 mins


Mark Sherwin ( Robert Ayres) is the victim of a brutal beating and car theft. The thief dies in a crash; Mark suffers from amnesia, and recuperates on a horse-training property. Discovering a clue, he returns home to find he had been declared dead, his wife welcomes him back, only to plan a real death for him so she and his best friend (with whom she is having an affair) can get his substantial wealth.

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Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Editor James Needs
Continuity Renee Glynne
Recordist Edgar Vetter
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Monica Hustler
Casting Prudence Sykes
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Musical Director Frank Spencer
Screenplay by Alan McKinnon
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Vernon Sewell


Christine Christine Norden by permission of British Lion Film Corporation Limited
Mark Robert Ayres
Paul Anthony Fowrood
Sheila Jennifer Jayne
Kemp John Longdon
Dr. Wallace John Harvey
Police Sergeant Reginald Dyso
Mrs. Gladstone Madoline Thomas
Maid Jill Hulbert
Receptionist Bill Hodge


Christine Norden also appeared in Hammer’s “A Case for PC 49” (1951). Anthony Forwood appeared in five other Hammer productions: “Meet Simon Cherry” (1949), “The Man in Black” (1949), “The Gambler and the Lady” (1952), “Mantrap” (1953) and “Five Days” (1954). He was married to actress Glynis Johns (Winnifred Banks in Mary Poppins” 1964) from 1942 to 1948. (1942-1948). They had one son, actor Gareth Forwood.

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Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection