Associated British Pictures Corporation Ltd
A Leslie Arliss / Bow Bells Production
The Woman's Angle
Cathy O' Donnell Lois Maxwell Claude Farell
Peter Reynolds Marjorie Fielding Isabel Dean Anthony Nicholls John Bentley Olaf Pooley
Screenplay by Leslie Arliss Adapted by Diana Morgan Music by Robert Gill & Mabbie Poole
Director of Photography - Erwin Hillier Produced by Walter Mycroft Directed by Leslie Arliss
This 1952 film was Joan's second film appearance and she gets a few minutes more screen time than in the previous year's "Lady Godiva Rides Again". This time she plays the role of Marina, a maid on a small Greek island, where she works at the inn owned by her father. Although she get no lines, she still manages to show a fiery spark and vitality and it makes you want to see more of her. The film
Joan as Marina
The film was shot at Elstree Studios and Joan was paid fifty pounds for her two day stint.
On it's release in the USA in 1954, NY Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote;
" The Woman's Angle, a baffling little exercise on the subject of masculine behaviour. It is also a mildly vexing picture, a grim little sample of bad writing, bad acting and bad directing all around!"
He obviously enjoyed it then! Viewed today it's a passable time waster and it gives us an early glimpse of Joan.
(c) 1952 . ABP LTD. (C) 2010 Mark McMorrow