Black Angel (Universal 1946, Dan Duryea, June Vincent)

Black Angel

In Black Angel, an unlikely pair of sleuths, a spurned ex-wife and a cuckolded drunk, attempt to clear the errant husband of the murder of the drunkard’s wife. As the electric chair looms larger, the wife begins to suspect her new partner of the crime. The thought begins to dawn on him, too. Terrific suspenser from a novel by Cornell Woolrich.

Black Angel has a very complex opening sequence, featuring a boom shot that starts on the street and enters a penthouse apartment.

Dan Duryea as Martin Blair
June Vincent as Catherine Bennett
Peter Lorre as Marko
Broderick Crawford as Capt. Flood
Constance Dowling as Mavis Marlowe
Wallace Ford as Joe
Hobart Cavanaugh as Hotel Caretaker
Freddie Steele as Lucky
John Phillips as Kirk Bennett
Ben Bard as Bartender
Junius Matthews as Dr. Courtney
Marion Martin as Millie
Archie Twitchell as George Mitchell
Maurice St. Clair as Dancer
Vilova as Dancer

crew details
Director: Roy William Neill
Screenplay: Roy Chanslor
Original story: Cornell Woolrich
Producers: Tom McKnight, Roy William Neill
Director of Photography: Paul Ivano
Editor: Saul A. Goodkind
Composer: Frank Skinner
Production Design: Martin Obzina, Jack Otterson
Costume Designer: Vera West
Set Design: Russell A. Gausman, E.R. Robinson

production details
Country: USA
Studio: Universal
Year of Release: 1946
Duration: 81 minutes

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