Black Angel

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Black Angel ★★★ 1946

Catherine Bennett (Vincent) tries to clear the name of estranged husband Kirk (Phillips), who's accused of murdering his lover, blackmailing chanteuse Mavis Marlowe (Dowling). Catherine enlists the aid of Mavis' husband, drunken songwriter Mar tin Blair (Duryea), whom she suspects ac tually did the deed. Another suspect is sleazy nightclub owner Marko (Lorre), where the duo get a job to check things out. Blair falls for Catherine and goes on another bender when she rejects him, as Kirk's execution day draws ever closer. Atmospheric noir is based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. 80m/B VHS, DVD . June Vincent, Dan Duryea, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, John Phillips, Constance Dowling, Wallace Ford, Hobart Cavanaugh, Freddie (Fred) Steele; D: Roy William Neill; W: Roy Chanslor; C: Paul Ivano; M: Frank Skinner.