Lost Angel (1943)





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Margaret O'Brien, MGM's newest child sensation, was given her first starring vehicle with Lost Angel. O'Brien plays Alpha, who has been groomed to be a genius by a trio of well-meaning but misguided professors (Philip Merivale, Henry O'Neill and Donald Meek). Taking pity on the reluctant prodigy, police reporter Mike Regan (James Craig) takes it upon himself to "deprogram" Alpha and transform her into a normal, healthy child. In an effort to inflate this B picture into "A" proportions by increasing the running time, the scriptwriters contrive a silly subplot involving a gang of Runyonesque gangsters (headed by the ineluctable Keenan Wynn). Margaret O'Brien's appeal may be elusive to modern viewers, but she was a proven audience favorite back in 1944.
Comedy , Drama
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James Craig
as Mike Regan
Keenan Wynn
as Packy
Marsha Hunt
as Katie Mallory
Philip Merivale
as Prof. Peter Vincent
Alan Napier
as Dr. Woodring
Henry O'Neill
as Prof. Pringle
Sara Haden
as Rhoda Kitterick
Donald Meek
as Prof. Catty
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Pringle
Kathleen Lockhart
as Mrs. Catty
Walter Fenner
as Prof. Endicott
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Pringle
Howard Freeman
as Prof. Richards
Bobby Driscoll
as Boy on Train
Jack Lambert
as Lefty Moran
Kay Medford
as Operator
Gloria Grafton
as Operator
Edward McWade
as Old Man
Russell Gleason
as Reporter
William Bishop
as Reporter
Lee Phelps
as Reporter
Edward Hearn
as Reporter
Mike Mazurki
as Fighter
Ava Gardner
as Hat Check Girl
Al Hill
as Mug
Joe Yule
as Tenant
Allen Wood
as Tough Kid
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