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The Dark Angel (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 8 September 1935 (USA)
The close relationship between a woman and her two male childhood friends is tested when she accepts a marriage proposal from one of them, while the burgeoning First World War threatens to change their lives forever.

Director:

Sidney Franklin (as Sidney A. Franklin)

Writers:

Lillian Hellman (screen play), Mordaunt Shairp (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fredric March ... Alan Trent
Merle Oberon ... Kitty Vane
Herbert Marshall ... Gerald Shannon
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Shannon
John Halliday ... Sir George Barton
Henrietta Crosman ... Granny Vane
Frieda Inescort ... Ann West
Claud Allister ... Lawrence Bidley
Cora Sue Collins ... Kitty as a Child
Fay Chaldecott Fay Chaldecott ... Betty Gallop (as Fay Chaldicott)
George P. Breakston ... Joe Gallop (as George Breakston)
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Storyline

Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. Then, Gerald and Alan go to war. Angered over a misunderstanding involving Alan and Kitty, Gerald sends Alan on a dangerous mission that will change all their lives forever. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Crowds just cannot get enough of the most appealing love story ever filmed!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ángel de las tinieblas See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features Merle Oberon's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

Although the bulk of the story takes place during World War I, and the time immediately thereafter, all of the women's clothes and hairstyles, particularly those of Merle Oberon, Janet Beecher and Frieda Inescort are strictly in the 1935 mode. See more »

Connections

Version of The Dark Angel (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
(1912) (uncredited)
Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
A few bars played in the score
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Her Dream Came True!
30 March 2004 | by julianhwescottSee all my reviews

Actress Merle Oberon had seen the original of this film when she was a little girl growing up in the Orient. It was always her favorite film and it was the catalyst in her decision to become a movie star. A bit of trivia - when she came to Hollywood looking for a movie career, her dreams came true when it was announced that she would be in the 1935 remake of "The Dark Angel" along with Fredric March and Herbert Marshall. So, her dream came true and she loved this film!!! The acting is marvelous and Merle was nominated for a best actress Oscar but didn't win! The musical score was really beautiful and went along very well with the story and the events of WWI. "The Dark Angel" did win one Oscar though and that was for best art design and I mean the sets are beautiful! Available on VHS, this is a must see!


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