The Tarnished Angels

The Book They Said Could Never Be Filmed!
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: Universal

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User Ratings: 401
Rating: 4/5 -- Sirk mines sombre poetry from these lives, though a tacked-on happy-ish ending lets him down. Full Review
Total Film
Aug 28, 2013
As a purely physical spectacle, the movie is worth anyone's time... that style was substance, or rather that style was philosophy, and he conveys emotions through this mise-en-scène as substantially as through acting, dialogue or plot. Full Review
PopMatters
Apr 1, 2019
One of Douglas Sirk's masterworks. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Sep 15, 2013
Rating: A -- A seething melodrama about a family of daredevil pilots. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 6, 2005
Given limited budget and technology, the airplane races are well staged over a short oval course around the striped pylons. Full Review
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Feb 4, 2013
An enduring philosophical strain of proto-feminist endurance in a land that's both made and menaced by its intrepid warriors.
New Yorker
Jan 21, 2013
Rating: 3/4 -- Sirk, known for his rich use of colors, opted to employ black-and-white for The Tarnished Angels -- it was a sound and strategic choice, further amplifying the overcast quality that permeates these characters' lives. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Mar 29, 2019

Description by OLDIES.com:

Set in the 1930s Depression era during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, The Tarnished Angels covers three days in the lives of a trio of flying-circus performers, headlined by former WWI fighter-pilot hero Roger Shumann (Robert Stack) and his beautiful blonde wife, Laverne (Dorothy Malone). Romantic complications arise when newspaper reporter Burke Devlin (Rock Hudson) falls in love with Laverne while covering their daredevil aerial show. Based on the William Faulkner novel Pylon, this screen adaptation was a personal favorite of director Douglas Sirks and is considered by many to be a masterpiece equal to his Academy Award-winning Written on the Wind (1956), which also starred Hudson, Malone and Stack in the key roles.

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  • UPC: 025192052293
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