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Director:
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:
All The Elements Are There But It Doesn't Really Work 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:
According to Wade Williams in "Biography: Alice Faye: The Star Next Door" (1996), when Alice Faye saw a rough cut of the film and realized that Otto Preminger's editing had diminished the impact of her performance in favor of newcomer Linda Darnell, she got up from the screening, drove off the 20th Century Fox lot, threw her dressing room key to the security guard, and vowed never to work for the studio again.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:
[repeated line]
Mark Judd:You gave her the watch.
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Soundtrack:
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29 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
All The Elements Are There But It Doesn't Really Work, 15 September 2005
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

The star player is Alice Faye. She gives a superb, if slightly overstated, performance. This is the only movie of hers I've seen, as musicals are generally not my thing. Here she is vulnerable but strong and exceptionally appealing.

The rest of the cast is good to excellent also. Charles Bickford is superb in a somewhat formulaic role. Dana Andrews gives a performance he gave often but that is good. Ann Revere is properly menacing as Faye's older sister who doesn't approve of what she's doing.

Linda Darnell is good but something isn't right about her. Maybe I prefer seeing her in a more favorable light. She was such a charming, beautiful actress, it's hard to think of her as a bad girl. And, essentially, that's what she plays here. Who wants to think of her as calculating and cold-blooded? The real star of "Fallen Angel" is its atmosphere. We have the usual drifter, a somewhat incongruous big-city cop, and the usual smalltime denizens in the small town where it takes place. A mood of doom hangs over this town and we sense that from the very beginning.

The cinematography is first-rate. The script is a little predictable but very literate.

It's not "Laura" and, though the public at the time may have expected it to be, I don't. But it falls short of the top rung of noir. And yet -- It will haunt anyone who sees it. It's not easy to shake off.

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