Black Angel Overview:

Black Angel (1946) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Roy William Neill and produced by Roy William Neill and Tom McKnight.


An unlikely pair of sleuths - a spurned ex-wife and a cuckolded drunk - attempt to clear the errant husband of the murder of the drunkard's wife. As the electric chair looms larger the wife begins to suspect her new partner of the crime. The thought begins to dawn on him, too. Terrific suspenser from a novel by Cornell Woolrich.

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book: The Black Angel (1943) by Cornell Woolrich

By John Grant on Nov 27, 2018 From Noirish

This novel’s 1946 movie adaptation,?The BLACK ANGEL dir Roy William Neill, is one of my favorite B-noirs; it offers what’s arguably Dan Duryea’s finest hour, and on top of that you have June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling and Marion Martin. The story is... Read full article

Roy William Neill's "Black Angel"

By Rick29 on Feb 11, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Mavis is about to be murdered. It's a shame that Roy William Neill never got to direct an "A" film during his tenure at Universal Pictures in the 1940s. I'd rate him as the studio's best low-budget director. His films typically had atmosphere and visual flair to spare. He is best remembered for Fra... Read full article

Black Angel (1946) with Dan Duryea

By Orson De Welles on Feb 19, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Duryea! …that fascinating tough-guy of “Scarlet Street”! If one was to toss out the name Roy William Neill most would shrug and rightfully claim ignorance of the man in question. A smaller subset would know Neill as the director of most all of the Universal Sherlock Hol... Read full article

Black Angel (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 28, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Black Angel Directed by Roy William Neill Written by Roy Chanslor from a novel by Cornell Woolrich 1946/USA Universal Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental This solid little noir was the last film made by Sherlock Holmes series director Neill before his death. ?The otherwise sterling cast is le... Read full article

Black Angel (1980, Roger Christian)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 22, 2014 From The Stop Button

Until the finale, which features a risible fight sequence, Black Angel at least looks and sounds good. The story is atrocious, but the production values make it tolerable. Based on that fight sequence, the short concerns a clumsy, vain and mostly incompetent knight–Tony Vogel in a terrible per... Read full article

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