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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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Capt. Angel (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
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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 Was the Cause of It All! See more »


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

Quotes

Johnny Angel: I don't want to see you dead. I like you just the way you are.
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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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Disappointing, Considering The Cast
6 April 2006 | by 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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