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Black Angel - Blu-ray Review
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I've been holding fire on ordering this disc until the situation regarding the two discs has stabilized. I notice there's an Arrow sale on. Now might be the time to buy.

I love the film although, having read the novel, I understand why Cornell Woolrich was unhappy. The back cover of my paperback reads: Her husband calls her Angel Face - but when they arrest him for the murder of his "mistress" she turns into a dark angel of death. To prove her husband innocent, she descends into the black world of drugs, prostitution and gambling, bringing doom and destruction to all she meets . . . Purple prose and a bit of an exaggeration, but it gives a general idea of why, when uploading June Vincent into the Blondes thread, I said the film could be remade today to advantage.

I agree that this is probably the best role June Vincent ever played.
 

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June Vincent, in this film, has an almost stoic, Bressonian kind of reserve, which immeasurably helps sell her character. It also helps to create a dream-like quality to the film, in which everything is slowed-down and floating, which is part of the original novel. I'm assuming Roy William Neil had something to do with this.

btw, great review! I was going to pass on this because of the stretching, but am happy to hear Arrow has addressed this matter.
 

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It's a B-western from 1952 but June Vincent turns in a nice performance in William Witney's COLORADO SUNDOWN, a Rex Allen - Slim Pickens Republic picture.
 

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Enjoyable film, and review! Is this the only film noir in which the composer Shostakovich is mentioned?
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