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Lost Angel (1943)

Unrated | | Drama | 27 July 1944 (Mexico)
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

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Alpha
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Mike Regan
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Katie Mallory
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Professor Peter Vincent
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Professor Josh Pringle
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Professor Catty
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Packy Roost
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Dr. Woodring
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Rhoda Kitterick
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Mrs. Catty
Walter Fenner ...
Professor Endicott
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Professor Richards
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Mrs. Pringle
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Jerry (as Bobby Blake)
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Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and ask him to show her some magic, Mike gets more responsibility than he bargained for. Especially since another story of his, one involving gangsters, has also come home to roost. Written by Kathy Li

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27 July 1944 (Mexico)  »

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Der kleine Engel  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 18, 1946 with Margaret O'Brien reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

Alpha asks Packy, "Then why do you have that revolver?" It's not a revolver; it's a semi-automatic he's holding. See more »

Quotes

Katie Mallory: [makes a face at Alpha]
Alpha: [gasps]
Mike Regan: Katie behave yourself! Do you want her to think you're unintelligent?
Katie Mallory: I have to watch my I.Q. when I'm around her?
Alpha: Do you have a high intelligence quotient?
Katie Mallory: No. I'm a middle grade moron.
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Connections

References The Good Earth (1937) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Marsha Hunt in nightclub
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an exquisite little actress
20 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Margaret O'Brien was a child actress not a child performer. "Lost Angel" is a magical film about a child, Alpha, who has been raised by a group of scientists in a completely sterile and unemotional environment. Alpha is a genius but she realizes (after a chance meeting with reporter, Mike Regan) that she has missed out on magic and fairy tales so she sets out to find out about "magic". Margaret O'Brien is completely believable as Alpha and the assortment of Runyonesque characters she meets (Lefty and Packy) give the film some funny moments similar to the scenes in "Little Miss Marker" (1934) with Shirley Temple. The scenes with Keenan Wynn (Packy) are funny and cute - not stickily sweet.Also the scene in the nightclub with Katie, when Alpha experiences the emotion of jealousy for the first time is done very well. Marsha Hunt, an under-rated actress plays Katie, a night club singer, and plays her very well. James Craig is quite good as Mike Regan. Keenan Wynn steals the show as Packy, an escapee.


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