Angel On My Shoulder
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 18, 2002
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- (unspecified) - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Paul Muni, Anne Baxter & Claude Rains|
|Performer:||Onslow Stevens, Hardie Albright, George Cleveland, Erskine Sanford, Marion Martin & James Flavin|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Edited by||George Arthur|
|Screenplay by||Harry Segall & Roland Kibbee|
|Composition by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Art Direction by||Bernard Herzbrun|
|Produced by||Charles R. Rogers|
|Director of Photography:||James Van Trees|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Muni portrays Eddie Kagle, a recently murdered gangster whose attempts at "busting out" of hell and returning to the world of the living bring him to the attention of Nick (Claude Rains) - the Devil himself. Eddie makes a deal with Nick: the devil will send him back to earth to take over the body of a respected judge who is trying to stamp out evil. If, as the judge, Eddie can become more dishonest and help keep more of those doing the devil's work roaming the earth, Nick will set him free for good. But Eddie soon discovers that he can't return to his corrupt ways, and when he falls in love with the judge's fiance (Anne Baxter), he tries to break his deal with the devil.
Angel On My Shoulder was written by Harry Segall, who was the co-writer of another return-from-the-dead fantasy, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, a film in which Claude Rains appeared as an angel, not the devil.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 3889 ratings.
An enjoyable twist on the "given a second chance to live" theme. Muni's accent makes for some unintelligible dialog from time to time (Maybe they should have cast Brian Donlevy in the role) and the Muni/Baxter love thing is a bit much to believe (from my persepctive, anyway). Anne Baxter is lovely, Claude Raines plays it straight and Muni mugs. Not a bad film, but better casting in the lead role would have made a great fim.
- Sales Rank: 3,785
- UPC: 089218320797
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