|The Angel with the Trumpet|
|Directed by||Anthony Bushell|
|Produced by||Karl Hartl|
|Written by||Franz Tassie|
|Music by||Willt Schmidt-Gentner|
|Edited by||Reginald Beck (sup.)|
|Color process||Black and white|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|20 March 1950|
The Angel with the Trumpet is a 1950 British drama film directed by Anthony Bushell and starring Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, and Norman Wooland. It was based on a novel by Ernst Lothar. The film follows the rise and fall of an Austrian aristocrat, and her eventual death following the Anschluss. The film was a remake of a 1948 Austrian film Der Engel mit der Posaune.
The head of a Viennese piano manufacturing firm marries the daughter of a Jewish academic. She has loved the Habsburg Crown Prince who cannot marry her.
- Eileen Herlie - Henrietta Stein
- Basil Sydney - Francis Alt
- Norman Wooland - Prince Rudolf
- Maria Schell - Anna Linden
- Olga Edwardes - Monica Alt
- Andrew Cruickshank - Otto Alt
- John Justin - Paul Alt
- Oskar Werner - Herman Alt
- Anthony Bushell - Baron Hugo Traun
- David Davies - Nazi leader
- Anton Edthofer - Emperor Franz Joseph
- Jane Henderson - Gretel Paskiewicz
- Wilfrid Hyde-White - Simmerl
- John Van Eyssen - Albert Drauffer
- Nigel Neilson - Nazi
- Jack Hawkins - Narrator
To reduce costs, this British film re-used much of the earlier Austrian film, especially for distance shots and for scenes with minor characters who were dubbed. In this way, Maria Schell and Oskar Werner launched their international careers in this film.
It was the first film Bushell directed.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p. 489
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- Daviau, Gertraud Steiner. "Der Engel mit der Posaune". Film Reference. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
- Reid, John Howard (2006). America's Best, Britain's Finest: A Survey of Mixed Movies. pp. 7–8. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
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