Angel Face

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 2016

35mm print!

“Superb Freudian crime thriller, noir-inflected in theme but shot by and large in crisp, bright drawing-rooms. Mitchum is the archetypal noir-hero confronted with a devious femme fatale; as an ambulance driver who becomes so infatuated with the outwardly angelic Simmons that he moves in as her family’s chauffeur and can’t bring himself to admit that she is trying to murder her mother, he gives one of his most restrained and lyrical performances, perfectly offset by Simmons’ demonic ingenue. Preminger, as it were, flattens the melodramatics of the story with typically cool clarity, emphasising its psychological complexities and allowing the occasional incursions of violence to emerge with shocking matter-of-factness.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

Screens as a double feature with¬†RIVER OF GRASS¬†– two consecutive films for a single admission – in the program “RIVER OF GRASS and Its Sources

  • Country USA
  • Year 1952
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Director Otto Preminger