Thursday, June 28, 2018

Angel On My Shoulder (1946) Paul Muni

 
 

Director: Archie Mayo           

Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains
 
Our story begins with gangster Eddie Kagle (Paul Muni) just being released from prison. Eddie is picked up by his best friend Smiley who shoots Eddie and sends him straight to hell. While in hell one lady comments, "...it's hot in here, it gets like this in Florida...", I suppose the writer did not think much of Florida.  While in hell Eddie hooks up with a trustee named Nick (Claude Rains) who helps him break out of hell, but for a price. Nick wants to get even with a judge, which happens to be an exact lookalike of Eddie, and Eddie wants to get even with Smiley. Will Eddie do the bidding of the devil? Will he get even with Smiley? Will he find a place in heaven or go back to hell? Find out in the supprise ending to this classic film. Anne Baxter plays the love interest in the film, Anne had a long carrer in film and television. A bit of trivia, Anne was the maternal granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. ★★★
 
Anne Baxter & Paul Muni
 
 








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