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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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Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson
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Paulette Girard
Lowell Gilmore ...
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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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)  »

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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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Better than usual George Raft movie.
28 October 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Shades of the "Mary Celeste" as a seemingly deserted ship looms out of the mist off the coast of New Orleans. It's boarded by George Raft whose father was it's captain. Raft (more animated than usual} uncovers a complex plot. The colorful New Orleans backgrounds and good performances make this an above average noir film. Claire Trevor is excellent as a double crossing blonde and Hoagy Carmichael plays to type as a ubiquitous taxi driver and sings "Memphis In June". All very nicely put together.


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