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Harry Kleiner (screen play)
Marty Holland (novel)
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Release Date:
5 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Entertainment that all but explodes with dramatic tension! See more »
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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Fallen Angel is a much under-appreciated film noir See more (56 total) »


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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)

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

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Linda Darnell spent a week working as a waitress in the Fox Commissary to prepare her for her role.See more »
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 »
Eric Stanton:Twenty-one, the Stork Club, that's where you belong - smothered in mink!
Stella:And do you see me with a ring on my finger? Someone to give me a home?
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44 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Fallen Angel is a much under-appreciated film noir, 28 January 2005
Author: cfryx from United States

I agree with virtually all that has been written about this film. It is true that Alice Faye's part seems to be less than fully fleshed out. According to Alice, who was a dear friend of our family for many years, the reason she left pictures in a huff following her initial screening of the film was because most of her finest scenes were left on the cutting room floor. Zanick perceived an opportunity to beef up Linda Darnell's part by downplaying Alice's character. Zanick was having a romance with Darnell and wanted to give her part more prominence than the writer or Preminger intended. His ploy worked, but Alice was indeed so furious at what she perceived as sabotage to her part, she left the studio that very day and never returned. Since this left her in violation of her contract, Zanick saw to it that Alice was not hired by any other studio. As a consequence, she and husband Phil Harris turned to radio in the Phil Harris Alice Faye Show for eight years and it was a major success.

When Alice did agree, after fifteen years away from the screen, to appear as Pat Boone's mother in the remake of State Fair. Again, she was disappointed as the director Henry King, whom she had been promised would do the film, was reassigned and the film given to Jose Ferrer, who had never been to a state fair or directed a film. Thereafter Alice appeared only in a few bit parts and left screen roles completely.

But, I think Alice under-appreciated the work she did in Fallen Angel. The critics were not that hard on her, but she really wanted to make a major success in a dramatic role and unfortunately that didn't happen. The film, however, is very much worth seeing and has never been available on video previously. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

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