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Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 20 September 1946 (USA)
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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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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judge | devil | gangster | hell | love | See All (16) »

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With an Angel on His Shoulder...And the Devil in His Heart! See more »


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20 September 1946 (USA)  »

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Me and Satan  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

Upon arriving in hell, Eddie complains of the smell of rotten eggs. A "chemist" states that this is due to H2SO4. H2SO4 is sulfuric acid, which does not have the smell of rotten eggs. The correct chemical is H2S, or hydrogen sulfide. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Kagle: [shoveling coal into the furnaces] How hot do they want it down here?
Shoveler: Never gets hot enough to suit the boss. You think this is bad, wait till they stick you in them flame pits way down below.
Eddie Kagle: You mean we ain't at bottom now?
Shoveler: There ain't no bottom in this joint.
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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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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Demons (1996) 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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