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The Dark Angel (1935)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  8 September 1935 (USA)
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Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Kitty Vane
Herbert Marshall ...
Gerald Shannon
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Shannon
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Sir George Barton
Henrietta Crosman ...
Granny Vane
Frieda Inescort ...
Ann West
Claud Allister ...
Lawrence Bidley
Cora Sue Collins ...
Kitty as a Child
Fay Chaldecott ...
Betty Gallop (as Fay Chaldicott)
George P. Breakston ...
Joe Gallop (as George Breakston)
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Storyline

Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. Then, Gerald and Alan go to war. Angered over a misunderstanding involving Alan and Kitty, Gerald sends Alan on a dangerous mission that will change all their lives forever. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

8 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel de las tinieblas  »

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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Alan Trent was originally intended for Leslie Howard, who was having an affair with Merle Oberon at the time. When the affair ended, Howard dropped out of the production and Fredric March replaced him - much to the disgust of director Sidney Franklin, who thought Oberon wouldn't draw audiences without Howard as her co-star. See more »

Goofs

Although the bulk of the story takes place during World War I, and the time immediately thereafter, all of the women's clothes and hairstyles, particularly those of Merle Oberon, Janet Beecher and Frieda Inescort are strictly in the 1935 mode. See more »

Connections

Version of The Dark Angel (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep The Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)
(1914) (uncredited)
Music By Ivor Novello
Played by the band at the inn
In the score when Alan decides to go home
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Her Dream Came True!
30 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actress Merle Oberon had seen the original of this film when she was a little girl growing up in the Orient. It was always her favorite film and it was the catalyst in her decision to become a movie star. A bit of trivia - when she came to Hollywood looking for a movie career, her dreams came true when it was announced that she would be in the 1935 remake of "The Dark Angel" along with Fredric March and Herbert Marshall. So, her dream came true and she loved this film!!! The acting is marvelous and Merle was nominated for a best actress Oscar but didn't win! The musical score was really beautiful and went along very well with the story and the events of WWI. "The Dark Angel" did win one Oscar though and that was for best art design and I mean the sets are beautiful! Available on VHS, this is a must see!


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