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Johnny Angel (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | January 1946 (USA)
When a New Orleans merchant ship captain finds his father's sister ship derelict at sea, he investigates the crew's mysterious disappearance amid rumors of a smuggled gold cargo.



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Complete credited cast:
Paulette Girard
Sam Jewell
Miss Drumm
Capt. Angel (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
Mack - the Bartender


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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January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitán Ángel  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


As George Raft and Signe Hasso begin walking through the shadows toward and onto the covered bridge, one of the first shadows is the shadow outline of the cameraman on the lift basket as he films from above. See more »


Redhead: Hello Johnny.
Johnny Angel: You've been eating vitamins again.
Redhead: The angel's wearing his halo tonight!
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Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »


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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Great display of George Raft in a non-gangster role!
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George Raft plays the good guy for a change, and Claire Trevor plays the villainous femme fatale in a nicely done mystery. This was the first time that I remember seeing Signe Hasso in a film, and I very much enjoyed her performance as the subject of George Raft's rescue, and romantic interest.

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