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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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Discussion of "Fallen Angel"

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 8, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Discussion of "Fallen Angel" Fallen Angel (1945) is an American film noir directed by Otto Preminger and starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, and Linda Darnell.Andrews stars as a grifter hoping to swindle two rich sisters (Faye and Anne Revere) while romancing Stella (Darnell) a diner waitress.Th... Read full article


Day 24 of Noirvember: Stella in Fallen Angel (1945)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on Stella in Fallen Angel (1945). WHAT?S FALLEN ANGEL ABOUT? Cynical, down-on-his-luck press agent Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) finds himself in a small town in California (because he didn?t have the bus fare to make it to San Francisco), and he promptly b... Read full article


“Fallen Angel” to screen at PianoForte February 3

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 23, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

“Fallen Angel” to screen at PianoForte February 3 Fallen Angel (1945) starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, and Linda Darnell will screen on February 3 at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor. Admission is $5. Andrews stars as a grifter hoping to swindle two rich sisters (Faye ... 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


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


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Mark Judd: [Walking over to Stella] I knew you'd come back Stella.
Stella: [looks at him from her chair in disdain, rubbing her sore feet] Okay.


June Mills: I need you, Eric.
Eric Stanton: [sarcastically] You need me, right.
June Mills: You're my husband, and I'm your wife.
Eric Stanton: Right out of a book, again.
June Mills: Yes, out of a book: "We were born to tread the earth as angels, to seek out heaven this side of the sky. But they who race above shall stumble in the dark, and fall from grace."
Eric Stanton: Go on. Sounds good.
June Mills: "Then love alone can make the fallen angel rise. For only two together can enter Paradise."


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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According to Wade Williams in Alice Faye: The Star Next Door, when Alice Faye saw a rough cut of the film and realized that Otto Preminger's editing had diminished the impact of her performance in favor of newcomer Linda Darnell, she got up from the screening, drove off the 20th Century Fox lot, threw her dressing room key to the security guard, and vowed never to work for the studio again.
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.
Linda Darnell spent a week working as a waitress in the Fox Commissary to prepare her for her role.
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