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Writers:
Harry Kleiner (screen play)
Marty Holland (novel)
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Release Date:
5 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Entertainment that all but explodes with dramatic tension! See more »
Plot:
A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Better and more haunting than Preminger's "Laura" See more (56 total) »

Cast

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Alice Faye ... June Mills

Dana Andrews ... Eric Stanton

Linda Darnell ... Stella

Charles Bickford ... Mark Judd
Anne Revere ... Clara Mills

Bruce Cabot ... Dave Atkins

John Carradine ... Professor Madley
Percy Kilbride ... Pop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Stella's Neighbor (uncredited)
Robert Adler ... Coroner at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Herbert Ashley ... Reporter (uncredited)

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
Betty Boyd ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... 2nd Bus Driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Walton Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man Leaving Drugstore (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ... San Francisco Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
William Haade ... 1st Bus Driver (uncredited)
Dick Haymes ... Himself - JukeBox Vocalist (voice) (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Joe Ellis (uncredited)
Adele Jergens ... Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Cop at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Leila McIntyre ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Judd (uncredited)
Dave Morris ... Reporter (uncredited)
Horace Murphy ... Sheriff (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Man at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ... Detective (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Honky Tonk Dance Customer (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Officer Gus Johnson (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Bartender (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)
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Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
Harry Kleiner (screen play)

Marty Holland (novel)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography) (as Joseph La Shelle)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Reynolds 
 
Art Direction by
Leland Fuller 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Cashin 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otto Brower .... second unit director (uncredited)
Tom Dudley .... assistant director (uncredited)
George Schaefer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Wurtzel .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Helen Hansard .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Sol Halperin .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Ahern .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
May Morris .... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | UK:PG (DVD rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #10940)

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Trivia:
Alice Faye's rendition of "Slowly" (music by David Raksin, lyrics by Kermit Goell) is part of a deleted scene in which she is being driven to the beach by Dana Andrews. In the release print, the ballad is sung off screen by the "radio voice" of Dick Haymes, as waitress Linda Darnell works behind the counter. Dick's 1945 Decca recording is featured on a 2003 CD box set from the British label Jasmine, entitled "The Golden Years of Dick Haymes."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Among the works listed on the church reader board for June Mills's upcoming organ recital are a Stabat Mater by Beethoven and a Requiem by Brahms. Beethoven never wrote a Stabat Mater, and the only Requiem by Brahms is a massive choral work, highly unlikely to be played as an organ solo.See more »
Quotes:
June Mills:[last lines, June is sitting in a car outside the diner] Eric.
[Eric looks over to June, she motions him to get into the car, he does]
June Mills:Where to?
Eric Stanton:[Eric nestles up to his wife] Home.
[They drive off into the night]
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Better and more haunting than Preminger's "Laura", 23 July 2002
Author: Kalaman from Ottawa

This neglected film noir gem by the great Otto Preminger is better and more poetic than Preminger's previous classic "Laura". For one thing, Preminger's fluid camera work and long takes here reach perfection, pointing them toward his mature long takes and objectivity in 1950s with such dazzling masterworks as "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "Angel Face", "Anatomy of a Murder". Each scene is shot and elaborated with precision, with minimum amount of edits to elucidate the emotions of the characters.

Also, Dana Andrews, with all his unique ambiguity and minimalism, turns in one of his finest performances ever; just a hint of his outstanding performance (and probably his best) in "Where the Sidewalk Ends". Andrews' co-stars Alice Faye and a sluttish Linda Darnell are great as well. The magnificent chiaroscuro photography by Joseph LaShelle has certain crispness and lucidity that is similar to Anthony Mann's "T-Men".

Some may find the second half of the film quaintly melodramatic and David Raksin's romantic score is admittedly less memorable than "Laura" but "Fallen Angel" deserves to be seen and viewed within its credentials.

The effect is haunting and breathtaking.

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