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 63 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
Production Manager
Hair Stylist
Assistant Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Musical Director
Produced by
Directed by

Reginald Long
Arthur Barnes
John Ferris
Renee Glynne
Edgar Vetter
Phil Leakey
Anne Box
Jimmy Sangster
Michael Carreras
Peter Bryan
Walter Harvey
Frank Spencer
Anthony Hinds
Charles Saunders


 Robert Welling 
Mary Welling 
Judy Welling (introducing) 
Christopher Young
Ann Marlow 
Walter Grannage 
Superintendent Walshaw 
Sam Oddy 
Sarah Oddy 
Jim Pollard 
P.C. James 
Railway Porter 
Plain Clothes Man 

Patrick Barr
Jane Baxter
Julie Somers
Boswell Raymond
Jean Lodge
Russell Waters
Russell Napier
James Mills
Frank Tickle
Katie Johnson
Robert Brown
John Kelly
Hal Osmond
June Bardsley
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