Black Angel

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Black Angel
Black Angel Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roy William Neill
Produced by Tom McKnight
Roy William Neill
Screenplay by Roy Chanslor
Based on the novel The Black Angel 
by Cornell Woolrich
Starring Dan Duryea
June Vincent
Peter Lorre
Broderick Crawford
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Paul Ivano
Edited by Saul A. Goodkind
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • August 2, 1946 (1946-08-02) (United States)
Running time 81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Black Angel is a 1946 film noir, based on the novel The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich. The film was director Roy William Neill's last film.[1]

Plot[edit]

A falsely convicted man's wife, Catherine (June Vincent), and an alcoholic composer and pianist, Martin (Dan Duryea), team up in an attempt to clear her husband of the murder of a blonde singer, who had been Martin's wife. Their investigation leads them to face-to-face confrontations with a determined policeman (Broderick Crawford) and a shifty nightclub owner (Peter Lorre), who Catherine and Martin suspect may be the real killer.

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Reception[edit]

Dark City: The Film Noir, by Spencer Selby, calls Black Angel: "Important, stylish B-noir, featuring Dan Duryea as the ironic central character".[citation needed]

Writer Cornell Woolrich reportedly hated this adaption of his story which, aside from the conclusion, differed greatly from his book.[citation needed]

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Additional references[edit]

  • Eddie Muller (1998). Dark City The Lost World of Film Noir. St. Martin Press. ISBN 0-312-18076-4. 
  • Spencer Selby (1984). Dark City The Film Noir. mcFarland Classics. ISBN 0-7864-0478-7. 

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