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Johnny Angel (1945)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  January 1946 (USA)
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Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been ... See full summary »

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Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson
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Paulette Girard
Lowell Gilmore ...
Sam Jewell
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Celestial O'Brien
Marvin Miller ...
George 'Gusty' Gustafson
Margaret Wycherly ...
Miss Drumm
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Capt. Angel (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
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Mack - the Bartender
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Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been killed by the hijackers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A New Orleans Woman Plots Murder and Mutiny For Love!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitán Ángel  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The glass partition in Celestial's cab keeps appearing and disappearing from shot to shot throughout the film. See more »

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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

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Memphis In June
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster (as Paul Webster)
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael (vocalist and pianist) (uncredited)
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Gold From Casablanca
29 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

JOHNNY ANGEL (1945) would have a better status today, if it wasn't for its Gangster Theme Title. The Danish Title 'Gold From Casablanca' would have been a far better marketing handle. The film's plot is written well. All three writers, who contributed to the script, are renowned for their work in Film-Noir: Frank Gruber – The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Charles G. Booth – The House on 92nd Street (1945) & Steve Fisher – Dead Reckoning (1947). The film's Cinematographer Harry J. Wild is also well-known for his great work in the Film-Noirs Murder, My Sweet (1944) & Macao (1952). There are excellent Character Actors who have appeared over the years in several of Humphrey Bogart's Great WWII Adventure/Film Noir Flicks – Claire Trevor - Key Largo (1948), Hoagy Carmichael -To Have and Have Not (1944) & Martin Miller - Dead Reckoning (1947). JOHNNY ANGEL is a Great 'B' that garnered 'A' returns for RKO Radio Pictures, it should be made available on DVD.


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