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Angel Face

Jean Simmons portrays the title role of a young lady behind whose beautiful face is a diseased mind that plots to murder her wealthy stepmother (Barbara O'Neil). Drawn into this scheme, although innocently, is Robert Mitchum, an ambulance driver who attends the stepmother when Simmons' first murder attempt backfires. Attracted to Mitchum, she gets him a chauffeur job with the family.

Jean Simmons portrays the title role of a young lady behind whose beautiful face is a diseased mind that plots to murder her wealthy stepmother (Barbara O’Neil). Drawn into this scheme, although innocently, is Robert Mitchum, an ambulance driver who attends the stepmother when Simmons’ first murder attempt backfires. Attracted to Mitchum, she gets him a chauffeur job with the family.

Mitchum and Simmons make a good team, both delivering the demands of the script [from a story by Chester Erskine] and Preminger’s direction ably. Co-starred are Mona Freeman, the girl Mitchum casts off for Simmons, and Herbert Marshall, but neither has much to do in the footage.

Angel Face

  • Production: RKO. Director Otto Preminger; Producer Otto Preminger; Writer Frank Nugent, Oscar Millard; Camera Harry Stradling Editor Frederic Knudtson; Music Dimitri Tiomkin Art Albert S. D'Agostino, Carroll Clark
  • Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1953. Running time: 91 MIN.
  • With: Robert Mitchum Jean Simmons Mona Freeman Herbert Marshall Leon Ames Barbara O' Neil
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