Angels Over Broadway

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Angels Over Broadway ★★★ 1940

Slick, fast-paced black comedy about con man Fairbanks, who plans to hustle suicidal thief Qualen during a poker game, but has a change of heart. With the help of call-girl Hayworth and drunken playwright Mitchell, he helps Qualen turn his life around. Ahead of its time with an offbeat morality, but a delight in the '90s. 80m/B VHS, DVD . Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, John Qualen, George Watts; D: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes; W: Ben Hecht; C: Lee Garmes.