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The Dark Angel (1935)

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 »

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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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Trivia

By their uniform cuff insignia, Alan is a lieutenant and Gerald is a captain in the British Army. Their unit is either the 7th Royal Fusiliers or the Grenadier Guards. 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

Keep The Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)
(1914) (uncredited)
Music By Ivor Novello
Played by the band at the inn
In the score when Alan decides to go home
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Great Film Classic From the 30's
7 November 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This 1935 film was well produced and directed and had a great cast of dramatic Classic Actors, who were all super stars during the 20's, 30's and into the 40's. Merle Oberon, (Kitty Vane),"Interval",'73, plays a young woman who is really in love with two men in her life, which creates a sort of triangle situation and causes her great mental suffering. Fredric March,(Alan Trent),"The Iceman Cometh",'72 plays a boyhood friend to Kitty Vane and comes home with a great disability which he does not want Kitty to know about. Herbert Marshall,(Gerald Shannon),"Midnight Lace",'60 is also in love with Kitty and the possibility of their getting married is becoming quite certain. This film will keep you interested if you like old time actors and films made in 1935. Enjoy


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