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Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1946 Wide

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In this comedy, Paul Muni plays a recently murdered gangster who finds himself roasting in Hell. Muni can't believe that he's in for All Eternity and keeps trying to "bust out," which brings him to the attention of the Head Man (Claude Rains), who calls himself Nick. Nick strikes a bargain with Muni: There's a troublesome honest judge on Earth who's been shipping too many souls to Hell; if Muni will take over the judge's body and begin performing bad deeds, Nick will set him free. Muni readily

Mar 14, 2000

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Muni overacts, Rains saves the day

October 2, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder

Although the tape I rented was of bad quality, I was able to see that this was a great movie, I loved it. It's a twist on the story of the guy who dies but gets another chance by going back to earth. It's really worth checking out.
October 21, 2010
ajv2688

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Not the best old movie i have ever seen, but pleasant enough for a boring weekend. Anne Baxter is the highlight.
June 26, 2010
romy861

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A interesting film that is Here Come Mr. Jordan in reverse. Paul Muni is a murdered gangster that is resurrected by the devil(Claude Rains) to replace a judge to carry out his evil deeds. Muni is bent on revenge, but his bad intentions backfire and he starts to see the error of his ways. At times the story is heavy handed, but Rains and Muni pull off good and fun performances. The story is a good idea, but not strong with a lot of holes. The performances make this film enjoyable and it has a good ending.
May 8, 2009
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