Angels Over Broadway

A characteristically slick (if moralising) script by Hecht and fine camerawork from Garmes can't quite prevent tedium setting in as the excellent cast play a group of moral down-and-outs (embezzler, con-man, dancer, disillusioned playwright) who see the light and discover that life is worth living during a night's gambling in a New York café. The problem lies less in the pacing - as one would expect with Hecht, it moves along quickly enough - than in the incursions of uplifting sentiment into the generally downbeat proceedings.

Release details

Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes
Screenwriter: Ben Hecht
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Rita Hayworth
Thomas Mitchell
John Qualen
George Watts
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