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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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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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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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(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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Interesting remake
4 June 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This remake of DARK ANGEL is worth watching for three things, and those things are the stars: March, Marshall and Oberon. The plot is more than ridiculous, so concentrate on the acting. Marshall, who actually sustained a serious leg injury during WWI, is perfectly cast as a military veteran haunted by a decision that may have taken the life of his childhood friend, played by March. March, who was blinded but not killed as a result of that decision, plays "dead" and assumes a new identity. Oberon is their childhood sweetheart; she planned to marry March but presuming him to be dead, settles for Marshall. The three meet in March's cottage at the climax. Marshall has bearing, Oberon is drop dead gorgeous, and March is wonderfully restrained as the blind putz. The music is gorgeous, the cinematography is crisp. Be prepared to pull out some tissues or a big hankie for the climax. March shot this soon after making DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, which is one of his greatest flicks.


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