Black Angel

Black Angel

Director: Roy William Neill Cast: Dan Duryea
Dan Duryea
, June Vincent
June Vincent
, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
, Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
Roy William Neill
Black Angel

Black Angel

Director: Roy William Neill Cast: Dan Duryea
Dan Duryea
, June Vincent
June Vincent
, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
, Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
Roy William Neill

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Overview

With an ingenious script by Roy Chanslor, this modest, but imaginative film noir is notable for the strong performance by lead actor Dan Duryea Alcoholic musician Martin Blair (Duryea) becomes the prime suspect when his cheating wife is murdered, until it is determined that he was "sleeping one off" at the time of the killing. Another man (John Phillips), who was being blackmailed by the murdered woman, is sent to prison for the crime. The condemned man's wife (June Vincent) believes in her husband's innocence and sets about to prove it, enlisting the aid of Blair, who has flashes of memory about the night of the crime. Recalling that he saw a stranger leave his wife's apartment, Blair endeavors to track down this stranger. The real murderer is revealed in the film's last moments...to everyone's surprise, including the guilty party! Black Angel was based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich. Normally assigned to villainous roles, Dan Duryea gives a surprisingly impressive performance as an affectingly romantic character and is by far the most interesting and sympathetic character in the film. His performance makes the plot twist at the end, both startling and believable.


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2020
UPC: 0760137317388
Original Release: 1946
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 23,599

Special Features

Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack ; Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; New Audio Commentary by the Writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode; A Fitting End, a new video appreciation by the film historian Naiel Sinyard; Original trailer; Gallery of original stills and promotional materials ; Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan Duryea Martin Blair
June Vincent Catherine Bennett
Peter Lorre Marko
Broderick Crawford Capt. Flood
Wallace Ford Joe
Hobart Cavanaugh Jake
Constance Dowling Marvis Marlowe
Freddie Steele Lucky
Ben Bard Bartender
John Phillips Kirk Bennett
Maurice St. Clair Dance Team Member
Junius Matthews Dr. Courtney
Marion Martin Millie
Michael Branden George Mitchell
Vilova Dance Team Member
Robert B. Williams Second Detective
Florence Auer Madame
Ralph Brooks Intern
Dorothy Granger Woman
Eula Guy Neighbor Lady
Chuck Hamilton Man
Mauritz Hugo Gambler
Ann Lawrence Girl Clerk
Steve Olsen Bartender
Pat Starling Tap Dancer
Dick Wessel Doorman
Eddy Chandler Sgt. Baker

Technical Credits
Roy William Neill Director,Producer
Jack Brooks Songwriter
Bernard B. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Roy Chanslor Screenwriter
Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild Songwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Saul A. Goodkind Editor
Charles S. Gould Asst. Director
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Tom Knight Producer
Martin Obzina Art Director
Jack Otterson Art Director
Jack P. Pierce Makeup
Edward Ray Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Todd Sonflieth Songwriter
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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