Bedelia

(1946)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Romance | 1h 30min |
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| Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Ian Hunter, Barry K Barnes | Director: Lance Comfort

A psychotic woman is discovered to have poisoned three husbands

Wealthy Charlie Carrington honeymoons in Monte Carlo with his new wife, Bedelia, whose previous husbands died from ostensibly natural causes.

The new couple meet Ben Chaney, a young artist who wishes to paint Bedelia. Shy of having her likeness taken, Bedelia declines the offer and returns to Yorkshire with Charlie for Christmas.

Following the couple back to England, Chaney starts work on his painting, but Bedelia’s past is catching up with her...

Cast

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Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Bedelia Carrington
Ian Hunter (as Philip Templar) in a photograph from The White Unicorn (1947) (81)
Charlie Carrington
Photograph of English actor, Barry K Barnes (1)
Ben Chaney
Autographed photograph of British actress, Anne Crawford (1)
Ellen
Beatrice Varley
Mary
Louise Hampton
Hannah
Jill Esmond
Nurse Harris
Julien Mitchell
Dr McAfee
Kynaston Reeves
Mr Bennett
Vi Stevens
Mrs McAfee
Olga Lindo
Mrs Bennett
John Salew
Alec Johnstone
Claude Bailey
Capt McKelvey
Barbara Blair
Sylvia Johnstone
Charles Paton
Railway Clerk
Daphne Arthur
Miss Jenkins
Ellen Pollock
McKelvey’s Housekeeper
Henry De Bray
M. Martin
Marcel Poncin
M. Perrin
Sonia Sergyl
Abbé's Housekeeper
Aubrey Mallalieu
Vicar
Oscar Nation
Police Inspector
Paul Bonifas
Insurance Manager
David Keir
Chemist
Jill Bardy
Jeweler’s Saleswoman
Elizabeth Maude
Shop Assistant
Malcolm Vaughan
Errand Boy
Claude Frederic
Waiter
Yvonne Andre
Chambermaid
Alice Gachet
Manageress
John Allen
Clerk
John Serret
Jeweler’s Customer
Michelle De Lys
Jeweler’s Customer
Paul Hardtmuth
Old Frenchman
George Pelling
Willie – Chauffeur
Dermot Walsh, Irish actor, photo (1)
Dermot Walsh
Jim – Doctor’s Chauffeur
Al Gold
Specialty Dancer
Lola Cordell
Specialty Dancer
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Film clips

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Main title from Bedelia (1946).  A psychotic woman is discovered to have poisoned three husbands.

Bedelia (1946) Opening Credits

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Main title from Bedelia (1946). A psychotic woman is discovered to have poisoned three husbands.

Henry de Bray and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Bedelia

The Black Pearl

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Henry de Bray and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Bedelia.

Barry K Barnes and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Bedelia

Stay Away From Me

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Barry K Barnes and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Bedelia.

News

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Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in a scene from The Lady Vanishes (1938) in the BFI’s promotional booklet for their 2008 Margaret Lockwood season.  Page reads: ‘Lockwood was Britain’s favourite female star throughout most of the 1940s bringing verve and glamour to a war-weary nation.  Josephine Botting looks back over her career and reveals a highly versatile actress.’

Margaret Lockwood season at the BFI in January 2008

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BFI Southbank dedicates a season to British actress Margaret Lockwood, with an extended run of The Lady Vanishes and rare screenings.

Pictures

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Main title from Bedelia (1946) (11). Directed by Lance Comfort
Main title from Bedelia (1946) (10). Produced by Isadore Goldsmith
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Main title from Bedelia (1946) (7)
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Main title from Bedelia (1946) (4). With Jill Esmond, Barbara Blair, Ellen Pollock, Louise Hampton, Julien Mitchell, Kynaston Reeves
Main title from Bedelia (1946). Vera Caspary’s Bedelia (3)
Main title from Bedelia (1946) (2). Margaret Lockwood, Ian Hunter, Barry K Barnes, Anne Crawford (by arrangement with Gainsborough Pictures 1928 Ltd) in
Main title from Bedelia (1946) (1). John Corfield presents
DVD menu from Bedelia (1946) from Screenbound Pictures [2018] featuring Margaret Lockwood, Barry K Barnes and Anne Crawford (2)
DVD menu of Bedelia (1946) from Screenbound Pictures [2018] (1)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (3) featuring Ian Hunter and Margaret Lockwood. #2 of 8
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (1) featuring Margaret Lockwood. She had everything… and wanted more, more, more! The author of Laura now brings to the screen… ‘Bedelia’. #1 of 8
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (1) featuring Margaret Lockwood and Ian Hunter. The wickedest woman who ever loved! By the author of ‘Laura’
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (12). Mary (Beatrice Varley) shows concern for Bedelia (Margaret Lockwood), who stands at the foot of an ornate staircase. A bowl of fresh flowers is in front of her
Ian Hunter (as Charlie Carrington), Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) and Barry K Barnes (as Ben Chaney) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (18). Bedelia is alarmed by Chaney’s portrait of her, given to the couple by him as a Christmas present
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (4) featuring Margaret Lockwood. The author of Laura now brings to the screen the wickedest woman who ever loved! Beguiling… bewitching… bedevilling… Margaret Lockwood as Bedelia, who had more than her share of men, jewels and love – and wanted more, more more!
Spanish poster for Bedelia (1946) (3). Los abismos de un corazon de mujer. Featuring Margaret Lockwood
Ian Hunter (as Charlie Carrington) and Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (19)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (14). Eagle-Lion Films presents Margaret Lockwood and Ian Hunter in Bedelia. Made in USA. A Christmas scene from the film
Book of Bedelia (1946) (1). The book from which Eagle-Lion Films produced the motion picture starring Margaret Lockwood and Ian Hunter. Walter Winchell calls it, ‘Taut and thrilling cinema.’ The wickedest woman who ever loved. Vera Caspary, author of Laura
Bedelia DVD from Screenbound Pictures.  The Best of British Collection (Drama)
Charlie Carrington (Ian Hunter) wonders what his Christmas present is from Bedelia Carrington (Margaret Lockwood) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (3)
French poster for Bedelia (1946) (1)
Ian Hunter (as Charlie Carrington) and Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (30)
Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (29)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (7)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (6)
Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a poster for Bedelia (1946) (11)
Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (28)
Bedelia (Margaret Lockwood) makes up her mind to confess her past to her husband
Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (26)
Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) and Ian Hunter (as Charlie Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (25)
Margaret Lockwood reads a copy of Bedelia, by Vera Caspary
German pressbook for Bedelia (1946) (1)
Ian Hunter (as Charlie Carrington) and Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (17)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (15)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (13)
Illustrierte Film Bühne magazine with Ian Hunter and  Margaret Lockwood in Bedelia.  Issue number 313.  (German)
Screenshot from Bedelia (1946) (2)
Screenshot from Bedelia (1946) (1)
German poster for Bedelia (1946) (1)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (9)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (11)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (10)
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Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (7)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (8)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (5)
Sheet music from Bedelia (1946) (1)
Film Complet magazine with Ian Hunter and  Margaret Lockwood in Bedelia.  6th January, 1949, issue number 166.  (French)
Picture Show magazine from 29th June, 1946, with Margaret Lockwood and Ian Hunter in Bedelia.
Barry K Barnes (as Ben Chaney) and Margaret Lockwood (as Bedelia Carrington) in a photograph from Bedelia (1946) (6)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (4)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (3)
Book of Bedelia (1946) (2)
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (6). Barry K Barnes, Ian Hunter, Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (5)
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (4). Barry K Barnes
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (3)
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (2)
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (1). Ian Hunter, Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (7)
Lobby card from The Black Pearl [Bedelia] (1946) (8). A story of blackmail, passion and murder – and the wickedest woman ever! Margaret Lockwood, Barry K Barnes, Ian Hunter
Spanish poster for Bedelia (1946) (2)
Spanish poster for Bedelia (1946) (1)
Australian poster for Bedelia (1946) (1).  Her beauty masked murder. Not suitable for general exhibition. Featuring Margaret Lockwood and Barry K Barnes
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (7)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (6)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (5)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (3)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (7)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (6)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (5)
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Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (2)
Poster for Bedelia (1946) (2)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (15)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (14)
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Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (12)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (11)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (10)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (9)
Lobby card from Bedelia (1946) (8)
Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (5)
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Photograph from Bedelia (1946) (1)
Filmpost magazine with Ian Hunter and  Margaret Lockwood in Bedelia.  Issue number 290.  (German)

Production

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Lance Comfort
Director
Isadore Goldsmith
Producer
Vera Caspary
Writer (novel)

Also known as

The Black Pearl (USA)

Companies

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British National Films
Production company
Bedelia (1946) opening credits (1)
John Corfield Productions
Production company
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company