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Angel Face (1952) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

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Angel Face (1953)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 21, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Rumor has it that Howard Hughes was angry at Jean Simmons who had cut her hair short prior to filming, as her contract was due to expire soon. But not to be outdone he told Otto Preminger that the director would get a bonus if he could shoot the picture before Simmons was released. That he did, and ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ANGEL FACE (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 18, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons play a deadly game of dysfunctional romance in Otto Preminger's Angel Face (1952), which features a particularly tragic femme fatale caught in the undertow of her own insanity. Everyone around her is in danger of being dragged down, as well, but Mitchum's protagonist ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ANGEL FACE (1952)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 18, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons play a deadly game of dysfunctional romance in Otto Preminger's Angel Face (1952), which features a particularly tragic femme fatale caught in the undertow of her own insanity. Everyone around her is in danger of being dragged down, as well, but Mitchum's protagonist ... Read full article


Angel Face (1952)

By Beatrice on Jul 2, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Angel Face Directed by Otto Preminger 1952/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing #244 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is another great noir I’m catching up on late.  Not only does the female lead put the “fatal” in femme fatale, but it has a fascinating production ... Read full article


Femme Dissection: Angel Face

By shadowsandsatin on Sep 15, 2011 From Shadows and Satin

Jean Simmons – perhaps best known for her portrayals of pious biblical women, as in The Robe or Spartacus – was an excellent choice for the title role in Angel Face (1952) – a murderous she-wolf in deceptively refined sheep’s clothing. Her polished English accent and velvety eyes combine to create a... Read full article


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Frank Jessup: [to Mary] You know something? You're a pretty nice guy - for a girl.


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The two climactic auto scenes were filmed at Cielo Drive and Davies Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
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 slap Preminger, asking whether it was this way he wanted it. Preminger immediately demanded of Howard Hughes for Mitchum to be replaced. Hughes refused.
In two different scenes a cab comes to the mansion, and both times it has the same license plate.
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