Angels over Broadway
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Angels over Broadway
In the Ben Hecht-scripted Angels over Broadway. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. plays a poker hustler working in cahoots with good-time girl Rita Hayworth. Alcoholic playwright Thomas Mitchell, having saved embezzler John Qualen from suicide, decides to enter Fairbanks' high-stakes game, using Qualen as an easy-mark "bait." Mitchell's clever schemes to beat Fairbanks come acropper, but Fairbanks has a sudden change of heart and decides it's more fun to perform good deeds. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Featuring Rita Hayworth (before she became a star), this mildly amusing if verbose comedy is co-directed by Lee Garmes and Ben Hecht, better known as a writer (Hitchcock's Notorious)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"What turned me off was that the downbeat tone never changed for me even as it piled on all its moral lessons."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"3.5"
‑ Leonard Klady, Movie City News
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