RKO Radio Pictures presents "ANGEL FACE" (1952) (91 min/B&W) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) -- When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him --- Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur; but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness --- When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out.
A Howard Hughes production, Angel Face has one of the most sensational conclusions in film - one has to see it to believe it
Special footnote trivia -- When Robert Mitchum got fed up with repeated re-takes in which the director Otto Preminger ordered him to slap Jean Simmons across the face, he turned around and slapped Preminger, asking whether it was this way he wanted it. Preminger immediately demanded from Howard Hughes for Mitchum to be replaced. Hughes refused.
Under the production staff of: Otto Preminger [Director/Producer] Frank S. Nugent [Screenplay] Oscar Millard [Screenplay] Chester Erskine [Story] Dimitri Tiomkin [Original Film Music] Harry Stradling Sr. [Cinematographer] Frederic Knudtson [Film Editor]
BIOS: 1. Otto Ludwig Preminger [Director] Date of Birth: 5 December 1905 - Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary (now Wyschnyzja, Ukraine)) Date of Death: 23 April 1986 - New York City, New York
2. Robert Mitchum [aka: Robert Charles Durman Mitchum] Date of Birth: 6 August 1917 - Bridgeport, Connecticut Date of Death: 1 July 1997 - Santa Barbara, California
3. Jean Simmons Date of Birth: 31 January 1929 - Crouch Hill, London, England, UK Date of Death: 22 January 2010 - Santa Monica, California
the cast includes: Robert Mitchum = Frank Jessup Jean Simmons - Diane Tremayne Jessup Mona Freeman - Mary Wilton Herbert Marshall - Mr. Charles Tremayne Leon Ames - Fred Barrett Barbara O'Neil - Mrs. Catherine Tremayne Kenneth Tobey - Bill Crompton Raymond Greenleaf - Arthur Vance Griff Barnett - The Judge Robert Gist - Miller Morgan Farley - Juror Jim Backus - Dist. Atty. Judson
Mr. Jim's Ratings: Quality of Picture & Sound: 4 Stars Performance: 4 Stars Story & Screenplay: 4 Stars Overall: 4 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 91 min on DVD ~ RKO Radio Pictures ~ (01/23/2007)Lire la suite ›