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Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 26 August 1939 (USA)
A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt ... See full summary »

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Leo Finnegan
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Bernie
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A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt politicians and soon finds himself being framed for an arson and murder he didn't commit. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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26 August 1939 (USA)  »

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The Battle of City Hall  »

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Working title: "The Battle of City Hall" See more »

Quotes

Pat Remson: Hello, Kroner.
Kroner: Say, what is this? A stick-up?
Pat Remson: Oh, come now, Kroner, you know cops when you see them.
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Follows Code of the Streets (1939) See more »

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In a Moment of Weakness
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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio when Pat and Joy are talking
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Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan
3 November 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

A sequel to Angels With Dirty Faces in name only, The Angels Wash Their Faces suffers somewhat from the usual shenanigans of the Dead End Kids. As a matter of fact, with the presence of the Dead End Kids and Ann Sheridan this should have been treated as an actual sequel to Angels With Dirty Faces, at least for continuity's sake.

Speaking of Ann Sheridan, she is the one true shining light of this movie. To paraphrase a cliché, Ann Sheridan could read from a phone book for two hours and I would buy the DVD!

Another virtue of this movie is the chemistry between Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately , this aspect of the film is kept too far in the background. For a better example of the Sheridan-Reagan duo I would recommend Juke Girl or Kings Row.


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