Angel on My Shoulder (1946)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Segall, Roland Kibbee
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On DVD: Mar 14, 2000
VCI Entertainment - Official Site



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as Barbara Foster

as Dr. Matt Higgins

as Smiley Williams

as Bellamy

as Minister

as Mrs. Bentley

as Chairman

as Brazen Girl

as Lucius (uncredited)

as Scientist

as Warden

as Agatha

as Big Harry

as Malvola (uncredited)

as Shaggsy

as Gangster (uncredited...

as Mr. Bentley

as Bailiff

as Trustee (uncredited)

as Gangster

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as Prison Yard Captain

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Critic Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Muni overacts, Rains saves the day

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

June 13, 2005

July 25, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder


Paul Muni's a little fun with his Mob/Italiano/New Yorker circa 1930's take and Claude Rains the foil as no less than the devil himself, as a cynical mug returns from Hell to upset the applecart of upstanding Joe Judge Guy. Anne Baxter only has to be sexy ... no problem for her. It's an enjoyable ride.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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