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Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

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The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

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Criminal dies and goes to hell, and is given one last chance to redeem himself by helping a respected judge.

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Complete credited cast:
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Eddie Kagle / Judge Frederick Parker
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Barbara Foster
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Nick
Onslow Stevens ...
Dr. Matt Higgins
George Cleveland ...
Albert
Erskine Sanford ...
Minister
Marion Martin ...
Mrs. Bentley
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Smiley Williams
James Flavin ...
Bellamy
Jimmie Dundee ...
Gangster (as James Dundee)
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Storyline

Gangster Eddie Kagel is killed by a trusted lieutenant and finds himself in Harry Redmond Jr's special-effects Hell, where Nick/The Devil sees that he is an-exact double for a judge who Nick doesn't approve of. Eddie is agreeable to having his soul transferred to the judge's body, as it will give him a chance to avenge himself on his killer. But every action taken by Eddie (as the judge) results in good rather than evil and, to Nick's dismay, the reputation and influence of the judge is enhanced, rather than impaired by Eddie. And Eddie also falls in love with the judge's fiancée, Barbara. Even Eddie's planned revenge fails and Nick is forced to concede defeat. He returns to Hell, taking Eddie with him, after Eddie has extracted his promise that Nick will not molest the judge or Barbara in the future. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The strange story of Eddie Kagle... the man they couldn't keep down!


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20 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Me and Satan  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The film is now in the public domain in the United States because producers Charles R. Rogers and David W. Siegel neglected to renew the copyright in 1973. Its status varies in other countries. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [upon hearing a ruckus] What in my domain is that?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: This story is about Eddie Kagle who based his way of living on what Omar Khayyam once said: "Live fully while you may and reckon not the cost". See more »

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Edited into Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft (1986) See more »

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Dark Comedy
18 February 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

In HERE COMES MR. JORDAN, Claude Rains played an angel. Here he gets to play the opposite end of the game -- the role every actor loves to play, Satan. He is wry, menacing, and delicious as the master of evil who has met his match in a hood played wonderfully by Paul Muni. The story is interesting and the acting is first rate. See this one if you get the chance.


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