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
|Music by||Frank Skinner|
|Edited by||Saul A. Goodkind|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||81 minutes|
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.
- Dan Duryea as Martin Blair
- June Vincent as Catherine Bennett
- Peter Lorre as Marko
- Broderick Crawford as Captain Flood
- Constance Dowling as Mavis Marlowe
- Wallace Ford as Joe
- Junius Matthews as Dr. Courtney
Dark City: The Film Noir, by Spencer Selby, calls Black Angel: "Important, stylish B-noir, featuring Dan Duryea as the ironic central character".
Writer Cornell Woolrich reportedly hated this adaption of his story which, aside from the conclusion, differed greatly from his book.
- 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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- Black Angel at the Internet Movie Database
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- Black Ange film trailer on YouTube