CastEileen Herlie (Henrietta Stein), Basil Sydney (Francis Alt), Norman Wooland (Prince Rudolf), Maria Schell (Anna Linden), Olga Edwardes (Monica Alt), Andrew Cruickshank (Otto Alt) Release date20 March 1950 WriterClemence Dane (english adaptation), Karl Hartl (screenplay), Ernst Lothar (novel), Franz Tassie (screenplay) Similar moviesSarajevo (1940), The Joyless Street (1925), Young Torless (1966), Hamlet (1948), The Piano Teacher (2001)
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.
To reduce costs, this British film reused 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.
The head of a Viennese piano manufacturing firm marries the daughter of a Jewish academic. She has loved the Habsburg Crown Prince who can not marry her.