BLACK ANGEL ( 1946 )

FERNANDO’s CORNER ~ Posted April 13th, 2016

 

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I saw the Film Noir “BLACK ANGEL” (1946), a film I have just checked that I had seen pre-viously in 2009 and I had forgotten completely, because I thought I was watching it for the first time. It was for the best because since I did not remember anything about it, I was glued to my seat all the way through and guessing until the very end.

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Dan Duryea gives an impressive performance as the embittered and alcoholic musician who was discarded by the egotistical, manipulative, evil and selfish singer Mavis Marlowe. The lovely June Vincent, whom I had never seen before, is very good as Mrs. Bennett.

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Constance Dowling (she and her sister Doris from ~ “The Blue Dahlia” “The Lost Weekend” “Bitter Rice”~ were ideally suited for Femme Fatale roles and both went later to make pictures in Italy) in her little screen time is electrifying and magnetic as the deadly Mavis, a true Praying Mantis, we realize after wards.

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Peter Lorre and Broderick Crawford are also good, but I was especially pleased to see Wallace Ford, who starred in some Pre-Codes in the early 30s, who here plays a man who takes care of the troubled character played by Duryea. Very good.

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ANGEL FACE ( BB )

 

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