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Johnny Angel (1945)

When a New Orleans merchant ship captain finds his father's sister ship derelict at sea, he investigates the crew's mysterious disappearance amid rumors of a smuggled gold cargo.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Steve Fisher (screen play), Frank Gruber (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Raft ... Johnny Angel
Claire Trevor ... Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson
Signe Hasso ... Paulette Girard
Lowell Gilmore ... Sam Jewell
Hoagy Carmichael ... Celestial O'Brien
Marvin Miller ... George 'Gusty' Gustafson
Margaret Wycherly ... Miss Drumm
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Capt. Angel (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
Mack Gray ... Mack - the Bartender
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Storyline

Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been killed by the hijackers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

A NEW ORLEANS WOMAN! Soft, evil, alluring...can make some guy crazy enough to kill for HER. That's the kind of woman Captain Angel in searching for...in the "Quarter" of New Orleans! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitán Ángel See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

As George Raft and Signe Hasso begin walking through the shadows toward and onto the covered bridge, one of the first shadows is the shadow outline of the cameraman on the lift basket as he films from above. See more »

Quotes

Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson: I'm a lady now. I don't neck on the piers anymore, Johnny.
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Connections

Referenced in Choose Me (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Memphis In June
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster (as Paul Webster)
Performed by Hoagy Carmichael (vocalist and pianist) (uncredited)
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Disappointing, Considering The Cast
6 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This should have been rated higher since it had several people who usually keep your attention: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso and Hoagie Carmichael.

The story moved along pretty well but had an unsatisfying ending. Overall, it was simply an unmemorable story and film. Too bad, because Raft usually adds an edge to almost every film he's in: a true, convincing tough guy. In this movie, the plot revolves around him trying to find his father's killer.

It's worth a look, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this movie or buy it sight unseen. You're not missing anything if you don't find it.


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