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Fallen Angel (1945) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

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Classic Films in Focus: FALLEN ANGEL (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 19, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Otto Preminger directs this top-notch noir tale of misplaced love and murder, which stars Dana Andrews as a small-time grifter who falls for luscious Linda Darnell but woos wealthy Alice Faye. It's a love triangle with a couple of kinks thrown into it, and the title, Fallen Angel, might equally appl... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: FALLEN ANGEL (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 19, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Otto Preminger directs this top-notch noir tale of misplaced love and murder, which stars Dana Andrews as a small-time grifter who falls for luscious Linda Darnell but woos wealthy Alice Faye. It's a love triangle with a couple of kinks thrown into it, and the title, Fallen Angel, might equally appl... Read full article


Fallen Angel (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

The film opens with a dead end?drifter being ushered off a bus in the little every town of Walton, wedged somewhere between LA and SF.?Although in actuality it was shot partially on location in Orange, California, serving up a perfect representation?of quaint Middle America.?You can almost hear Paul... Read full article


Fallen Angel (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2017 From 4 Star Films

The film opens with a dead end?drifter being ushered off a bus in the little every town of Walton, wedged somewhere between LA and SF.?Although in actuality it was shot partially on location in Orange, California, serving up a perfect representation?of quaint Middle America.?You can almost hear Paul... Read full article


Fallen Angel (1945)

on Sep 21, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Fallen Angel is certainly the perfect title for a film noir; the term, attributed to the ultimate fallen angel, Lucifer, immediately conjures up images of Hell, sin, and dark dames leading you astray. Those are all elements peripherally in Otto Preminger’s film, but screenwriter Harry Kleiner ... Read full article


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Quotes from

June Mills: [last lines, June is sitting in a car outside the diner] Eric.
[Eric looks over to June, she motions him to get into the car, he does]
June Mills: Where to?
Eric Stanton: [Eric nestles up to his wife] Home.
[They drive off into the night]


[repeated line]
Mark Judd: You gave her the watch.


Eric Stanton: Twenty-one, the Stork Club, that's where you belong - smothered in mink!
Stella: And do you see me with a ring on my finger? Someone to give me a home?


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Facts about

Linda Darnell spent a week working as a waitress in the Fox Commissary to prepare her for her role.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute CBS Radio adaptation of the movie onJune 17, 1946 with Linda Darnell reprising her film role.
Alice Faye, married to Phil Harris and raising two young daughters, then tiring after nearly a dozen years of hectic moving-making, and disappointed with the outcome of this release, chose to leave Twentieth Century-Fox before her contract expired. Eventually, she would return to work at the studio once, playing the mother role in a bland filming of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair. Originally, Miss Faye had turned down the band-singer part in the more satisfying 1945 version.
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