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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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(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Alan Trent
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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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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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8 September 1935 (USA)  »

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The Dark Angel  »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lux Radio Theatre version starring Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall, and Rod La Rocque aired June 22, 1936. In the radio version, Marshall played the role of Alan Trent instead of his film role of Gerald Shannon. 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 »

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Version of The Dark Angel (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Played by an offscreen band after the war ends
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Turgid and Mawkish
12 May 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine what Dorothy Parker had to do with this script. It is ultra serious, ultra "Important." All it lacks is Ann Harding.

Herbert Marshall, Fredric March, and Merle Oberon are childhood friends who grow up. Marshall grows into a very stiff-upper-lip type. March is too, to a degree. Of course, both are in love with Oberon.

For her debut in American movies, the beautiful Oberon is given a most unflattering hairstyle. It would have looked better on a shrub. Possibly on a dog. She turns in a creditable performance, though she was generally a wooden actress. Gorgeous looking but no fire.

March is interesting in the later scenes. (No hint from me as to what happens, but the plot also improved.) I don't mind women's pictures of this era but certain of them, this included, leave me cold. And this movie IS cold -- cold and clammy.


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