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
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Assistant Art Director
Assistant to Producer
Frank Watts BSc
Bob Dearberg G.B.F.E.
Lesley de Pettitt
William J Kenney, Daniel Travis
Sheala Daniell, Linda Nettleton
Rank Film Laboratories
Warwick Dubbing Theatre
Jesse Lasky Jnr. & Pat Silver
Det. Inspector Robinson
Geoff – Male Model
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