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Anthony Dawson in Dial M for Murder (1954)

Anthony Dawson (1916 -1992)

Film Deaths[]

  • Valley Of Eagles (1951) [Sven Nystrom]: Killed, along with Mary Laura Wood, as they go up the snow covered mountain and he fires a rifle at the police, causing an avalanche in which they get buried. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Dial M for Murder (1954) [Cpt. Lesgate]: Stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors by Grace Kelly, when he tries to kill her.
  • Hour Of Decision (1957) [Gary Bax]: Killed by Robert Sansom who slips poison into his drink whilst offering him a cigarette. He dies a couple of minutes later in the entrance hall of the nightclub. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) [Marques Siniestro]: Stabbed in the chest by servant girl Yvonne Romain as he thinks he's going to enjoy her favours.
  • Midnight Lace (1961) [Roy]: Shot in the chest when his own gun goes off in a struggle with Rex Harrison. He is later last seen, sitting up talking. The film doesn't confirm whether or not his wound was fatal, but it'll be listed in case.
  • Dr. No (1962) [Professor R.J. Dent]: Shot in the chest followed by a shot in the back by Sean Connery with a silenced gun. (Most TV prints omit the second shot, and some prints cut out the scene completely.) (Note: Anthony returned to the series, playing a different character (Ernst Stavro Blofeld) in From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965)).
  • The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Change Partners (1965) [Ben Arkwright]: Unconscious through drink, he is gassed along with Jane Barrett, with the exhaust fumes from his car after she drives into the garage and cannot turn off the ignition as Basil Henson has rigged it and Zena Walker shuts the garage door so it can't be opened. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Operation Kid Brother (O.K. Connery, Operation Double 007) (1967) [Alpha]: Stabbed by the sword of a remote controlled statue of Perseus, operated by one of Adolfo Celi's henchmen, when it fires it's sword at Anthony. (The version of this movie shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 cuts out this scene for time.)
  • Death Rides a Horse (Da uomo a uomo) (1967) [Manina]: Shot repeatedly by John Phillip Law, after John finds out that Anthony was among the men who killed his family.
  • Deadlock (1970) [Anthony Sunshine] Machine gunned by Marquard Bohm.
  • Ghoulies II (1988) [Priest]: Knocked into a vat of toxic waste by a flying ghoulie, as Anthony attempts to destroy the ghoulies by dropping them into the vat.

Television Deaths[]

  • The Adventures Of Robin Hood: Blackmail (1956) [Lucas]: Killed with a sword thrust by Alan Wheatley after accusing him of plotting against King John.
  • The Buccaneers: The Hand of the Hawk (1956) [Captain Flask]: Crushed and buried under the collapsing roof of the cave tunnel.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: I Killed the Count, Pts 1, 2 & 3 (1957) [Count Victor Mattoni]: Part 1: Anthony is found dead in an armchair in his flat with a bullet wound in his head. His estranged wife Rosemary Harris is living under the assumed name of Louise Rodgers in another flat in the block. Charles Cooper, a family friend who is in love with Rosemary, admits to Detective John Williams that he had killed Anthony. Later, her father Alan Napier also tells John that he killed Anthony. In Part 2 the 'death' scenes with Charles and Alan are shown. After those, Melville Cooper admits to John that he had killed Anthony. In Part 3, Rosemary comes forward and informs John that she killed Anthony but no 'death' scene is depicted. All 4 suspects had cooked up a conspiracy believing that under British law at the time they could not be prosecuted if they all stuck to their stories. Later dialogue reveals that Alan was never in the apartment and it was Rosemary who had accidentally killed him during a struggle. Alfred Hitchcock's narration states they were all eventually prosecuted but received light sentences.
  • Dial M For Murder (1958) [Cpt. Lesgate]: As he plays the same role as in the 1954 film version, he is stabbed by Rosemary Harris, when he tries to kill her.
  • The Saint: The Arrow of God (1962) [Floyd Vosper]: Shot by Gordon Tanner while lying on the beach; an arrow is then driven through the wound to cover up the actual cause of death.