Angel in Exile

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Low-budget drama about an ex-con who travels to Mexico to regain his hidden loot of gold, only to undergo a character transformation under the influence of a good woman and the local peasants who acclaim him as a saint. Carroll makes a wooden lead, but the supporting cast and Dwan's fluency with narrative (Ford took over direction for a week while he was ill) make it watchable.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Allan Dwan, Philip Ford
Screenwriter: Charles Larson
Cast: John Carroll
Adele Mara
Thomas Gomez
Barton MacLane
Alfonso Bedoya
Grant Withers
Howland Chamberlin

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Barry

John Carroll is much more effective than your review indicates. If he were not, the film would be unwatchable, not the opposite. He carries the narrative. Low-budget, yes, but warm and human as well.