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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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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)

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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Alice Faye, married to Phil Harris and raising two young daughters, then tiring after nearly a dozen years of hectic moving-making, and disappointed with the outcome of this release, chose to leave Twentieth Century-Fox before her contract expired. Eventually, she would return to work at the studio once, playing the mother role in a bland filming of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair (1962). Originally, Miss Faye had turned down the band-singer part in the more satisfying 1945 version.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:
Joe Ellis:Get in.
Eric Stanton:I'm not going.
Professor Madley:Not going? What's wrong?
Eric Stanton:Nothing. You go ahead. I'll meet you.
Professor Madley:But Eric - we need you for the advance publicity. San Francisco's a tough town on spooks.
Joe Ellis:Come on! hit 'em like the earthquake!
Eric Stanton:When I feel like it. I made it clear to you when I took this job. You can't tie me down. Cramps my style. I always work best when a certain feeling comes over me, and right now I haven't got it.
Joe Ellis:[under his breath] Genius!
Professor Madley:Eric my boy, you're an artist. You have my sympathy. And a bus ticket on the firm.
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Dark Lustrous Gem, 8 March 2006
Author: Piafredux from United States

Sure, 'Fallen Angel's' plot is full of holes and improbabilities - but what noir isn't full of them?! Indeed much of the appeal and frisson of the genre stems from its tales' and characters' nightmarish, inexplicable irrationality.

The almost always underrated Dana Andrews is superb here in a brilliantly understated performance: by posture, tilt of head, and deft deployment of his eyes he communicates more than most actors manage to tell with their whole scenery-chewing bodies; and Alice Faye kept me guessing: was her June the "still water runs deep" character whodunit? Most of all there's 'Fallen Angel's peerless camera-work and direction that raise it a notch or two above the rather overrated 'Laura' - whose plot sometimes drags and which is chiefly rescued by the literate, finicky presence of Clifton Webb; and Gene Tierney's mannered, diffident, and albeit mysterious Laura isn't half the hard-boiled noir femme fatale that Linda Darnell's Stella is in 'Fallen Angel.' There's another lovely, understated effort here from Bruce Cabot and still another from Percy Kilbride; but in the supporting cast Anne Revere stands out for moving the plot along, for creating tangible suspense, and for two solid moments of palpable nape-prickling foreboding.

'Fallen Angel' is just one of the most underrated noirs. Period.

Just one question I'd like to put: when Dana Andrews enters the hotel auditorium during the spook show, is the blonde woman, seated on the aisle one row behind the brunette (Adele Jergens, uncredited) woman Andrews asks to shift over, his future 'The Best Years Of Our Lives' co-star Virginia Mayo? She sure looks like Mayo.

By the way, the recent 'Fallen Angel' DVD release commentary track by noir maven Eddie Muller is gracefully enhanced by his pairing with with Dana Andrews' daughter Susan Andrews.

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