1952 Death of an Angel

Death of an Angel - 1952

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no relation to any real person, living or dead 
RCA Sound System
From the play "This is Mary's Chair" by Frank King

Black & White 64 minutes


The picturesque English village of Evenbridge seems an unlikely setting for murder. Nevertheless, that's exactly what happens when Christopher Boswell arrives there to start work as the partner of the local doctor, Robert Welling. Shortly after his arrival Welling's wife, Mary, is killed by arsenic poisoning and the finger of suspicion immediately points to her husband. But could he really have done something so cold blooded? He is such a nice man and it seems so out of character!


Screenplay by Reginald Long
Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Editor John Ferris
Continuity Renee Glynne
Recordist Edgar Vetter
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Anne Box
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Casting Michael Carreras
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Musical Director Frank Spencer
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Charles Saunders


Robert Welling Patrick Barr
Mary Welling Jane Baxter
Judy Welling (introducing) Julie Somers
Christopher Boswell Raymond Young
Ann Marlow Jean Lodge
Walter Grannage Russell Waters
Superintendent Walshaw Russell Napier
Howard James Mills
Sam Oddy Frank Tickle
Sarah Oddy Katie Johnson
Jim Pollard Robert Brown
P.C. James John Kelly
Railway Porter Hal Osmond
Nurse June Bardsley
Plain Clothes Man David Stoll


Elderly actress Katie Johnson appears here as Sarah Oddy. She also turns up in Hammer's "Lady in the Fog" (1952), as a madwoman who thinks that she is Mary, Queen of Scots! However, her most famous role was to come later, playing the dotty Mrs Wilberforce in the classic Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers" (1955).

This film features a performance from one Julie Somers, which must rate her as one of the ghastliest child actors ever to grace the silver screen!!

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection