Johnny Angel (1945)

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When a New Orleans merchant ship captain finds his father's sister ship derelict at sea, he investigates the crew's mysterious disappearance amid rumors of a smuggled gold cargo.


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29 April 2013 | airearthfire
| Gold From Casablanca
JOHNNY ANGEL (1945) would have a better status today, if it wasn't for its Gangster Theme Title. The Danish Title 'Gold From Casablanca' would have been a far better marketing handle. The film's plot is written well. All three writers, who contributed to the script, are renowned for their work in Film-Noir: Frank Gruber – The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), Charles G. Booth – The House on 92nd Street (1945) & Steve Fisher – Dead Reckoning (1947). The film's Cinematographer Harry J. Wild is also well-known for his great work in the Film-Noirs Murder, My Sweet (1944) & Macao (1952). There are excellent Character Actors who have appeared over the years in several of Humphrey Bogart's Great WWII Adventure/Film Noir Flicks – Claire Trevor - Key Largo (1948), Hoagy Carmichael -To Have and Have Not (1944) & Martin Miller - Dead Reckoning (1947). JOHNNY ANGEL is a Great 'B' that garnered 'A' returns for RKO Radio Pictures, it should be made available on DVD.

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