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Angel on My Shoulder

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1946
  • Archie Mayo
  • 101 mins
  • PG

Summary

Fantasy drama starring Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and Claude Rains. A murdered gangster makes a deal with the Devil - in exchange for being returned to Earth to avenge his killing, he agrees to take over and corrupt the identity of a crusading judge who is stamping out evil.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

One of those whimsical fantasies beloved of Hollywood in the 1940s, this time with Paul Muni as a murdered gangster sent back to Earth to seek revenge in a deal with ultra-urbane Devil Claude Rains. The uncharacteristically cast Muni enjoys himself in the brash leading role, and Anne Baxter is simply delightful as the confused fiancée of the crusading judge whom Rains is trying to discredit. Veteran director Archie Mayo keeps the action moving along and makes good use of the story by Harry Segall, who had won an Oscar five years earlier for the fantasy Here Comes Mr Jordan, which also featured Rains - as an angel.

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Credits

Cast

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Eddie Kagle / Judge ParkerPaul Muni
Barbara FosterAnne Baxter
Nick / the DevilClaude Rains
Dr Matt HigginsOnslow Stevens
AlbertGeorge Cleveland
Smiley WilliamsHardie Albright
BellamyJames Flavin
MinisterErskine Sanford
Mrs BentleyMarion Martin

Crew

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DirectorArchie Mayo

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Released on
1946-09-27
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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