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Angel (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 October 1937 (USA)
A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

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Maria 'Angel' Barker, aka Mrs. Brown
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Sir Frederick Barker
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Anthony 'Tony' Halton
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Graham
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Christopher 'Chris' Wilton
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Grand Duchess Anna Dmitrievna
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Mr. Greenwood
Dennie Moore ...
Emma MacGillicuddy Wilton
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Prince Vladimir Gregorovitch (scenes deleted)
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A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

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I want love - and I'm going to get it!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Engel  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Sunday 11 January 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2). In Phoenix it first aired 16 April 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Minneapolis 29 August 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Toledo 13 December 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), in St. Louis 15 December 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Grand Rapids 4 January 1960 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Johnstown 11 April 1960 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Pittsburgh 6 June 1960 on KDKA (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 27 May 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series, and again 17 May 2016 as part of the Universal Hollywood Icons Collection: Marlene Dietrich. See more »

Quotes

Maria: Silly how upsetting a little thing like saying goodbye to one's husband can be.
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Referenced in Jazz: Swing: Pure Pleasure - 1935-1937 (2001) See more »

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Angel
(1937)
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Played during the opening and end credits
Played on violin by Duci De Kerekjarto (as Duci Kerekjarto)
Played on piano by Marlene Dietrich and by Melvyn Douglas
Played as background music often
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Wonderful romantic comedy of a husband learning to appreciate his exquisite wife through another man's attraction to her.
6 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Wonderful Lubitsch comedy about a distracted husband, a neglected wife and an ardent suitor that has all the magic, humor, romance of the directors previous work. Dazzling camera work by Charles Lang make Deitrich look positively luminous. All the cast are perfect. The audience I saw this with at the LACMA Museum screening were utterly entranced by this neglected masterwork. Kudos to UCLA for restoring this treasure to its original splendor and to LACMA programer Ian Birnie for giving us the opportunity to see this little gem in all its glory. A 10 out of 10.........


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