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According to Hollywood Reporter news items, Ava Gardner was intially considered for the role of "Cathy," but due to scheduling constraints, Universal was forced to begin production before she was available and replaced her with June Vincent. An Los Angeles Times item indicated that Charles Laughton was scheduled to star in the film. Black Angel was the last film of director Roy William Neill, who died of a heart attack in November 1946. John Ireland, Anne Bancroft and Murvyn Vye appeared on a Lux Video Theatre adaptation of the story, broadcast on March 28, 1957.