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The Night Angel (1931)

The Night Angel is a 1931 American drama film written and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film stars Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Phoebe Foster, Alison Skipworth and Alan Hale, Sr.. The ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Carroll ... Yula Martini
Fredric March ... Rudek Berken
Phoebe Foster ... Theresa Masar
Alison Skipworth ... Countess von Martini
Alan Hale ... Biezel
Hubert Druce Hubert Druce ... Vincent
Katherine Emmet Katherine Emmet ... Mrs. Berken
Otis Sheridan Otis Sheridan ... Schmidt
E. Lewis Waller E. Lewis Waller ... Kafka (as Lewis Waller)
Clarence Derwent Clarence Derwent ... Rosenbach
Charles Howard Charles Howard ... Clown
Doris Rankin Doris Rankin ... Matron
Francine Dowd Francine Dowd ... Mitzi
Cora Witherspoon ... Head Nurse
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Jan
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The Night Angel is a 1931 American drama film written and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film stars Nancy Carroll, Fredric March, Phoebe Foster, Alison Skipworth and Alan Hale, Sr.. The film was released on July 18, 1931, by Paramount Pictures.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

18 July 1931 (USA) See more »

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Between Two Worlds See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Alison's Prague Pleasure Palace
20 March 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I find it hard to believe that a director like Edmund Goulding who could create such masterpieces as Grand Hotel, The Razor's Edge, and Nightmare Alley could also come up with Night Angel. Still if you look at his credit list you'll find a whole lot of other mediocre products.

I read that Night Angel was originally intended for Marlene Dietrich. I doubt Dietrich could have put this one over. She could never play a teen even a worldly one like Nancy Carroll does here.

Nancy is Alison Skipworth's daughter and Skipworth presides over a Prague pleasure palace and styles herself the countess and certainly takes on the airs of nobility. But there's a new crusading prosecutor in Prague played by Fredric March and he conducts a prohibition style raid on her clip joint and arrests the countess Skipworth.

But then there's the problem of Carroll who is a minor and March takes an interest in her welfare. Also taking an interest in her is the club bouncer Alan Hale. Remember this girl is allegedly a minor so these two are both a pair of lechers.

I won't go further you can see this one for yourself if interested. The Citadel Film series book on The Films Of Fredric March says this might be the worst film he ever did. I've not seen all his films, but it certainly is the worst of what I have seen so far.

Alison Skipworth is the film's redeeming feature. She knows this is a Thanksgiving feast of a film and overacts accordingly.


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