Jean Simmons' fascinating interpretation of an uncharacteristic role is the main drawing card of Otto Preminger's Angel Face. The daughter of Charles Treymayne (Herbert Marshall), who remarried a wealthy woman (Barbara O'Neil), Diane Treymayne's (Simmons) angelic countenance masks an unbridled psychotic who'll let nothing stand in the way of her happiness. Diane arranges for Catherine's death, making it look like an auto accident. Coveting family chauffeur Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum), Diane steals Frank away from his sweetheart Mary (Mona Freeman) and forces him to become her spiritual accomplice in her stepmother's murder. And when Diane finally realizes that she'll never, ever, be able to hold Frank, she... well, enough said. If Angel Face doesn't look like a typical early-1950s RKO Radio film, it may be because its director was borrowed from 20th Century-Fox, and its cinematographer (Harry Stradling) was a loan-out from Sam Goldwyn.

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Angel Face (1952)

Film-Noir/Drama/Crime · 1h 31m

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Jean Simmons' fascinating interpretation of an uncharacteristic role is the main drawing card of Otto Preminger's Angel Face. The daughter of Charles Treymayne (Herbert Marshall), who remarried a wealthy woman (Barbara O'Neil), Diane Treymayne's (Simmons) angelic countenance masks an unbridled psychotic who'll let nothing stand in the way of her happiness. Diane arranges for Catherine's death, making it look like an auto accident. Coveting family chauffeur Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum), Diane steals Frank away from his sweetheart Mary (Mona Freeman) and forces him to become her spiritual accomplice in her stepmother's murder. And when Diane finally realizes that she'll never, ever, be able to hold Frank, she... well, enough said. If Angel Face doesn't look like a typical early-1950s RKO Radio film, it may be because its director was borrowed from 20th Century-Fox, and its cinematographer (Harry Stradling) was a loan-out from Sam Goldwyn.

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Released
Cast
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Mary Lee Martin

Patient (uncredited)
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Alex Gerry

Frank's Attorney (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Shirley - Barrett's Secretary (uncredited)
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Roy Darmour

Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
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Robert Mitchum

Frank Jessup
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Jean Simmons

Diane Tremayne Jessup
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Mona Freeman

Mary Wilton
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Herbert Marshall

Mr. Charles Tremayne
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Leon Ames

Fred Barrett
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Barbara O'Neil

Mrs. Catherine Tremayne
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Kenneth Tobey

Bill Crompton
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Raymond Greenleaf

Arthur Vance
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Griff Barnett

The Judge
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Robert Gist

Miller
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Morgan Farley

Juror
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Jim Backus

Dist. Atty. Judson
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Grandon Rhodes

Prison Chaplain (scenes deleted)
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Charles Tannen

TV Broadcaster (scenes deleted)
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Ralph Volkie

Good Humor Man (scenes deleted)
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Peggy Walker

TV Girl (scenes deleted)
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Gertrude Astor

Matron (uncredited)
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Lucille Barkley

Waitress (uncredited)
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Larry J. Blake

Det. Brady (uncredited)
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Morgan Brown

Harry - Proprietor of Diner (uncredited)
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Mary Jane Carey

Woman (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Man (uncredited)
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Clark Curtiss

Reporter (uncredited)
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Jack Ellis

Jury Foreman (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Court Reporter (uncredited)
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Charmienne Harker

Miss Preston - Secretary (uncredited)
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Theresa Harris

Nurse Theresa (uncredited)
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Jim Hope

Detective (uncredited)
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Marvin Jones

Policeman (uncredited)
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Pete Kellett

Detective (uncredited)
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Frank Kumagai

Ito - Tremayne Butler (uncredited)
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Mike Lally

Reporter (uncredited)
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Herbert Lytton

Doctor (uncredited)
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Lewis Martin

Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Frank O'Connor

Bailiff (uncredited)
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Bob Peoples

Reporter (uncredited)
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Charlotte Portney

Patient (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Sammy Shack

Man (uncredited)
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Cora Shannon

Patient (uncredited)
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George Sherwood

Man (uncredited)
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Carl Sklover

Man (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Deputy Sheriff Kelly (uncredited)
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Max Takasugi

Chiyo - Tremayne Maid (uncredited)
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Doreen Tryden

Patient (uncredited)
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Buck Young

Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
Crew
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Otto Preminger

Director
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Frank S. Nugent

Writer
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Oscar Millard

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(DVD)

1/23/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

12/9/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(DVD)

4/1/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

6/27/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/23/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Angel Face

(DVD)

1/23/2007

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