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Angels Wash Their Faces

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1939
  • Ray Enright
  • 85 mins
  • A

Summary

Drama starring Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan. When one of their gang is accused of arson, the Dead End Kids set out to clear his name.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A follow-up, as you might have guessed from the rather arch title, to the previous year's classic Angels with Dirty Faces, though sadly bereft of that film's stars James Cagney and Pat O'Brien, not to mention director Michael Curtiz. So here's Ann Sheridan, who appeared in the original but in a different role, trying to keep her brother away from those pesky Dead End Kids in a moderately sentimental social opus. Still, this is from Warner Bros in a golden period, and it's expertly made, nattily paced and beautifully acted. Oh, and if you've never seen ex-American President Ronald Reagan in his acting heyday, he's actually well worth tuning in for.

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Credits

Cast

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Joy RyanAnn Sheridan
Pat RemsonRonald Reagan
Billy ShafterBilly Halop
Peggy FinniganBonita Granville
Gabe RyanFrankie Thomas
BernieBobby Jordan
Sleepy ArkelianBernard Punsley
Lee FineganLeo Gorcey
HuntzHuntz Hall
LuigiGabriel Dell
Mr Remson SrHenry O'Neill

Crew

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DirectorRay Enright

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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