Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been killed by the hijackers.Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Memphis Sunday 29 April 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in New York City Monday 30 July 1956 on WOR (Channel 9) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 7 August 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9). See more »
The glass partition in Celestial's cab keeps appearing and disappearing from shot to shot throughout the film. See more »
A very uneven Noir. Raft is miscast, but Hoagy's great.
I couldn't really get into this one, mainly because of the casting of George Raft as the hero. I'm not a big fan of Raft at the best of times, but he was usually convincing as a gangster or something similar. In this movie he looks uncomfortable as a more conventional leading man, and I just didn't find his character believable. With another actor, say Bogart or Robert Mitchum, I might have enjoyed 'Johnny Angel' a lot more, but as it is I found it very difficult to get interested in the plot, and my attention kept wandering. However the movie isn't entirely worthless, Hoagy Carmichael gives an entertaining turn as the wonderfully named eccentric cabbie Celestial O'Brien. And yes he sings. watch this movie for Hoagy if nothing else.
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