The Angel Levine (1970)

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Bernard Malamud seldom saw his works faithfully transferred to the screen (take a look at The Natural sometime), but he issued no complaints over the cinemazation of his Angel Levine. Zero Mostel plays an elderly Jew named Morris Mishkin, whose life experiences have left him an embittered agnostic. Into Mostel's life floats Alexander Levine (Harry Belafonte), who must convince the old man that life has value, else he'll never earn his wings. The Angel Levine was lovingly adapted for the screen by Bill Gunn and Ronald Ribman.
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Faith & Spirituality
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Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast

Zero Mostel
as Morris Mishkin
Harry Belafonte
as Alexander Levine
Ida Kaminska
as Fanny Mishkin
Milo O'Shea
as Dr. Arnold Berg
Barbara Ann Teer
as Welfare lady
Eli Wallach
as Store clerk
Anne Jackson
as Customer
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Critic Reviews for The Angel Levine

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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July 31, 2005
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

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Full Review… | March 8, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Angel Levine

Talky and a bit preachy, also claustraphobic. It is not a particularly cheery film. The performances by Ida Kaminska and Zero Mostel are terrific however. Interesting, but not the kind of film you wwould want to watch over and over again.

James Higgins
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