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Angel Baby (1961)

 |  Drama  |  14 May 1961 (USA)
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A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the ... See full summary »

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Sam Wilcox
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Otis Finch
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Big Cripple
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Blind Man
Victoria Adams ...
Ma Brooks
Barbara Biggart ...
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Bert Williams ...
The Killer
Theodore Lehmann ...
Willis Ferguson
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A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the sick, he to make as much money as he possibly can. Written by Anonymous

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Spellbound Thousands Knew Her Name...But Not Her Secret! See more »

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When asked about this movie Burt Reynolds replied "The toughest part about 'Angel Baby' was doing a fight scene with George Hamilton. Who at the time it was a contender for the title of World's Most Uncoordinated Human Being. Yet he had to beat me up, something that was almost impossible for him to fake. In the dumbest fight scene ever, He sort of lifted me, and I leapt into the bushes, hoping it looked like I was thrown. But it just looked like he lifted me and I'd jumped" See more »

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Angel Baby deserved a better reception.
21 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angel Baby was originally bought by Columbia in 1960 and shelved for a year to insure the success of that studio's similar "Elmer Gantry." On its own merit it is an outstanding film with Oscar worthy performances by the leads, Salome Jens as Angel Baby, and George Hamilton as the evangelist who heals her. Mercedes McCambridge slightly overacts as his jealous wife and Burt Reynolds is a stinker as Angel's ex-boyfriend. He even requested his part in the picture be larger, adding a scene where he almost rapes her, one of the films demerits. The outstanding photography by Haskell Wexler who shot the film with a mini-camera while he roller skated on the set is by far his best effort. Henry Jones and Joan Blondell do fine in their supporting roles as Angel Baby's true believers.


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