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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
Margaret Wycherly ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Disappointing, Considering The Cast
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This should have been rated higher since it had several people who usually keep your attention: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso and Hoagie Carmichael.

The story moved along pretty well but had an unsatisfying ending. Overall, it was simply an unmemorable story and film. Too bad, because Raft usually adds an edge to almost every film he's in: a true, convincing tough guy. In this movie, the plot revolves around him trying to find his father's killer.

It's worth a look, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this movie or buy it sight unseen. You're not missing anything if you don't find it.


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