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Angel in Exile (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 3 September 1948 (USA)
An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.

Directors:

Allan Dwan, Philip Ford

Writer:

Charles Larson (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Carroll ... Charlie Dakin
Adele Mara ... Raquel Chavez
Thomas Gomez ... Dr. Estaban Chavez
Barton MacLane ... Max Giorgio
Alfonso Bedoya ... Ysidro Álvarez
Grant Withers ... Sheriff
Paul Fix ... Carl Spitz
Art Smith ... Emie Coons
Tom Powers ... Warden
Ian Wolfe ... Health Officer
Howland Chamberlain ... J. H. Higgins
Elsa Lorraine Zepeda Elsa Lorraine Zepeda ... Carmencita
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Barcroft ... Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.

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Taglines:

BULLETS COULDN'T STOP HIM...BUT A WOMAN'S KISSES COULD! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Violence See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1954 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Angel in Exile was re-edited and re-released under the Title Dark Violence in 1954 in the US. See more »

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Exciting Caper With a Mystic Tinge
3 December 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

John Carroll has served his sentence for manslaughter, so sidekick Art Smith picks him up so they can collect the million dollars in gold dust they stole. However, Barton Maclane wants it all, so he follows them to Arizona, where Smith has hidden it in an abandoned mine. Land Office clerk Howland Chamberlain cuts himself in, Meanwhile, Carroll heads up to a direly poor Mexican village in the mountains for manpower. There they think he is a miracle man, blessed by their "Blue Lady".

It's a close-run affair. Even though you watch this knowing that Carroll will come out all right and get the girl, Adele Mara, it's never clear how. Co-director Allan Dwan and Phil Ford cast a lot of Mexican actors, including Thomas Gomez and Alfredo Bedoya in large and sympathetic roles, and get some fine actors to fill in the minor ones, including Grant Withers and the ever-ancient Ian Wolfe. They certainly had the know-how and the connections. Dwan had been directing since 1911 and had helmed some of Douglas Fairbanks best swashbucklers, while Ford had entered the movies as a child actor, but had gone behind the camera at the dawn of the sound era as an assistant director for a couple of his uncle, John Ford's films. He never rose out of the B category as a director, but he and Dwan produced a fine movie here.


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