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Johnny Angel (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | January 1946 (USA)
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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Cast

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Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson
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Paulette Girard
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Sam Jewell
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Celestial O'Brien
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George 'Gusty' Gustafson
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Miss Drumm
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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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Capitán Ángel  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Redhead: Hello Johnny.
Johnny Angel: You've been eating vitamins again.
Redhead: The angel's wearing his halo tonight!
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Connections

Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A very uneven Noir. Raft is miscast, but Hoagy's great.
12 July 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I couldn't really get into this one, mainly because of the casting of George Raft as the hero. I'm not a big fan of Raft at the best of times, but he was usually convincing as a gangster or something similar. In this movie he looks uncomfortable as a more conventional leading man, and I just didn't find his character believable. With another actor, say Bogart or Robert Mitchum, I might have enjoyed 'Johnny Angel' a lot more, but as it is I found it very difficult to get interested in the plot, and my attention kept wandering. However the movie isn't entirely worthless, Hoagy Carmichael gives an entertaining turn as the wonderfully named eccentric cabbie Celestial O'Brien. And yes he sings. watch this movie for Hoagy if nothing else.


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