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Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)

Tells the story of the last 3 years of her brief career.

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Brian Ruppert ...
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Wenceslao Salguero ...
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Bettie Page was America's number one pin-up girl in the 1950s and became a cult icon. This biopic tells the story of the last 3 years of her short-lived career, recreating the incriminating bondage films which gave her the nickname "Dark Angel", and led to her mysterious disappearance. Written by anonymous

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$50,000 (estimated)
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The flag on the wall behind U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver has 50 stars, but his Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings in the 1950s predated the admission of Alaska and Hawaii. See more »

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For fans, worth seeing, but still dull and poorly written
26 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The major flaw with the film is its uninspired script. It plods back and forth between vignettes of Bettie's story and re-creations of the Klaw short films. While the Klaw re-creations are well done, it is unnecessary to recreate them in their near entirety. Page Richards, while not an amazing actress, does a decent job overall. And, at times, she does bear a remarkable resemblance to Bettie. Also of note is some faithful attention to detail. Costumes and clothing well done, as is some of the set direction. The sets are generally sparse and feel stage-y, but do feel of the era. It is sometimes surprisingly well lit, and the color palette was clearly thought-out to give the overall look a vibrant, retro feel.


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