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Amelia and the Angel (1958)

| Short | 1958 (UK)
A young girl (Amelia) is distressed and feeling guilty about losing the wings she was to wear in her school play. Then she notices an angel and follows the angel into a dark building. ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Russell

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Ken Russell, Anthony G. Evans (as Tony Evans) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Mercedes Quadros Mercedes Quadros ... Amelia
Míka van Bloemen Míka van Bloemen ... Mike Sniver (as Mika Van Bloemen)
Helen Ulman Helen Ulman ... The Artist's Model
E. Collins E. Collins ... The Stallholder
Elisha Manasseh Elisha Manasseh ... The Artist
Helen May Helen May ... The Dancing Teacher
Nicholas O'Brien Nicholas O'Brien ... The Brother (as Nicolas O'Brien)
Evangaline Averre Evangaline Averre
W. Jones W. Jones
Chlöe Forbes Chlöe Forbes
Don Robinson Don Robinson ... (as Den Robinson)
Rock Averse Rock Averse ... The Wonder Dog (as Rock Averse)
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A young girl (Amelia) is distressed and feeling guilty about losing the wings she was to wear in her school play. Then she notices an angel and follows the angel into a dark building. Upstairs in the attic, bathed in heavenly light, is an artist's model - the ANGEL. The painter ascends a ladder until he is out of shot - supposedly to heaven-and reappears to restore Amelia's joy with a pair of wings. Written by ARCHIE MOORE <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Experimental effort
21 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

One of the earliest efforts from future notorious director Ken Russell, AMERLIA AND THE ANGEL is a short, sweet effort about a little girl wandering the streets of London, looking for a replacement for her damaged angels's wings. This is an allegoric effort with heady religious overtones, but it's also rather atmospheric, with good use of stock sound on the soundtrack for effect and plenty of effort gone into the cinematography.

It's also rather a slight piece, with virtually zero storytelling and a narrative that plays out in a matter-of-fact way. But the protagonist is likable and Russell manages to evoke drama from the slightest moment. The moody black and white photography brings to mind the German Expressionist movement of some forty years previously.


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1958 (UK) See more »

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Amelia i anioł See more »

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