Paint Me A Murder

Paint Me a Murder

© 1984 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, All rights reserved

All characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herin are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely co-incidental.

Produced by Hammer Film Productions Limited entirely on location in The United Kingdom and Austria

ITV London Transmission Date: 29th October 1984


A greedy wife suggests to her middle-aged husband, a somewhat successful but unstable artist obsessed with fame who may or may not be basing his paintings on his gloomy premonitions of future without even realizing it, to fake his death in order to get a much higher price for his gloomy paintings. He agrees and sinks his boat near the coastline. The plan works and his paintings are quickly sold out. However, his art dealer asks for more, so the artist starts painting again while hiding in his loft. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. For starters, all he can paint are doom and gloom images and the buyers don’t want that anymore. Two happy drunks and art critics start claiming that his new paintings are fakes, since no one had ever seen him draw them while he was alive. Two police inspectors suspect a fraud but can’t yet prove it. The art dealer falls for the wife and she comes clean, so he suggests that they kill her husband for real this time.


Executive Story Editor
Story Editor
Art Director
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Production Manager
Camera Operator
Assistant Director
Assistant Art Director
Casting Director
American Casting
Assistant to Producer
Production Assistant
Sound Recordist
Dubbing Editor
Dubbing Mixer
Production Accountants
Camera Equipment
Still Photographer
Processing by
Recorded at
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Produced by
Directed by

Don Houghton
John Peacock
Carolyn Scott
Frank Watts BSc
Bob Dearberg G.B.F.E.
Francis Shaw
Philip Martell
Ron Jackson
Ken Withers
Ken Baker
Lorely Farley
Heather Armitage
Lesley de Pettitt
William J Kenney, Daniel Travis
Laura Nightingale
Eddie Knight
Betty Sherriff
Sheila Collins
John Bramall
Roy Baker
Ernie Marsh
Sheala Daniell, Linda Nettleton
Jean Garioch
Group Five
John Jay
Rank Film Laboratories
Warwick Dubbing Theatre
National Screen
Jesse Lasky Jnr. & Pat Silver
Brian Lawrence
Roy Skeggs
Alan Cooke


Sandra Lorenz
Luke Lorenz
Vincent Rhodes
Chief Inspector
Det. Inspector Robinson
Mrs Patel
Police Sergeant
Bag Lady
Business Man
T.V. Director
Geoff – Male Model

Michelle Phillips
James Laurensen
David Rhodes
Alan lake
Morgan Sheppard
Tony Steedman
Mark Heath
Michael McKevitt
Richard Parmentier
Greald Smith
Indira Joshi
Jeillo Edwards
David Millett
Neil Morrissey
Peggy Atchison
Lynn Clayton
Martin Weedon
Ben Fietelson
Christian Fletcher


Alan Lake was married to two time Hammer actress, Diana Dors.
A very early part here as a policeman for Neil Morrissey of Thames Television’s sitcom “Men Behaving Badly”

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