Angel Baby (1961 film)
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Angel Baby is a 1961 film starring Salome Jens in the title role, Mercedes McCambridge, and George Hamilton. Burt Reynolds, in his motion picture debut, plays Hoke Adams. Directed by Paul Wendkos, Angel Baby was released on May 14, 1961.
A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South.
George Hamilton had just made Where the Boys Are and was determined to make "better, more serious movies", in part to impress the family of his then-girlfriend Susan Kohner. However the film was not a success, suffering in comparison to Elmer Gantry.
The movie was shot in Florida.
- George Hamilton & William Stadiem, Don't Mind If I Do, Simon & Schuster 2008 p 148
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