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3.8
432 Ratings

Angel Face

Directed by Otto Preminger
United States, 1953
Crime, Drama, Film noir

Synopsis

Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

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Angel Face Directed by Otto Preminger

Critics reviews

…The same keenness laced with self-disgust provokes the deadly finale with femme fatale Jane Greer, and infuses Otto Preminger’s Angel Face (1953), an equally perverse gem, in which the fatal attraction between Mitchum and Jean Simmons drives them into another death machine.
September 29, 2017
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Electra out of the Blitz and into Beverly Hills, just a stark dream shared between Otto Preminger and Howard Hughes… A lyrical drift punctuated by shocks, a central Preminger work bridging his noir impressionism and his later institutional open-questions. For Rivette “a network of relationships, an architecture of connections,” for Godard nothing less than one of the “ten best American sound films.”
December 05, 2016
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With equipment that, compared with the technical resources of Twentieth Century-Fox, resembles that of the amateur film-maker, Preminger reduces his art to the essential, to the skeleton that no so long ago was artfully fleshed out by the charms of the image and the opaque architecture of script and mise en scène. Here the elements of cinema are almost stripped bare.
February 01, 1954

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