Angel on My Shoulder (1946)





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In this comedy, Paul Muni stars as a recently murdered gangster who goes to Hell. However, there is 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, his soul will be set free.
Classics , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Paul Muni
as Eddie Kagle/Judge Frederick Parker
Anne Baxter
as Barbara Foster
Onslow Stevens
as Dr. Matt Higgins
Hardie Albright
as Smiley Williams
James Flavin
as Bellamy
Erskine Sanford
as Minister
Marion Martin
as Mrs. Bentley
Jonathan Hale
as Chairman
Joan Blair
as Brazen Girl
Maurice Cass
as Lucius (uncredited)
Fritz Leiber
as Scientist
Kurt Katch
as Warden
Sarah Padden
as Agatha
Addison Richards
as Big Harry
Joel Friedkin
as Malvola (uncredited)
Ben Welden
as Shaggsy
George Meeker
as Mr. Bentley
Lee Shumway
as Bailiff
Russ Whiteman
as Intern
Noble Johnson
as Trustee (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
as Gangster
Michael Lally
as Gangster
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Gangster
Duke Taylor
as Gangster
Edward Keane
as Prison Yard Captain
Chester Clute
as Kramer
Archie Twitchell
as Police sergeant (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder

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New York Times
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June 13, 2005

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January 15, 2005
Boxoffice Magazine

Muni overacts, Rains saves the day

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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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
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
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
Nicki Marie

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