Angel Face is a 1953 American black-and-white film directed by Otto Preminger. The drama, filmed on location in Beverly Hills, California, features Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Herbert Marshall.
Dave Kehr from the Chicago Reader writes: "This intense Freudian melodrama by Otto Preminger (1953) is one of the forgotten masterworks of film noir... The film is a disturbingly cool, rational investigation of the terrors of sexuality...The sets, characters, and actions are extremely stylized, yet Preminger's moving camera gives them a frightening unity and fluidity, tracing a straight, clean line to a cliff top for one of the most audacious endings in film history."
June 19, 2022 Subject:
Don't want to give away the plot. Otto Preminger did a great job tying together all the threads of this tightly woven fabric. The filming, music, score, plot, and acting were damn good. Jean was smoking and Robert Mitchum... 'on fire'.
"A Place in the Sun" runner-up vibe.
Kept me guessing, highly recommend, thank you for the upload!
Poor little rich girl won't be denied, no matter what. Cool chauffeur Robert Mitchum tries his best to make needy Jean Simmons see reason about both him and her jealous stepmother, with disastrous results.
October 13, 2021 Subject:
Robert Mitchum........No one could sleep-walk through a movie like Mitchum. He always had deceiving looks in every scene. This movie held one's interest.