Angel Face

Angel Face

  • Director: Otto Preminger
  • Writer: Frank S. Nugent,Oscar Millard,Chester Erskine
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Release date: February 11, 1953
  • Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Also known as: Murder Story
  • Angel Face is a crime film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Old Rumple Eyes and Jean Simmons .
    The film tells the story of ambulance driver Frank Jessup caught up in the conspiracy of sexy but dangerous Diane Tremaine.


    • Release date February 11, 1953
    • Filming locations Beverly Hills Fire Department, Beverly Hills, California, USA
    • Production companies RKO Radio Pictures

    Box office


    $1,039,000 (estimated)

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    • By Luigi 2022-10-23 19:05:08

      broken soul tonight

      Jean Simmons is not that beautiful. I haven't seen the "Hamlet" and "Great Expectations" she filmed in her early years, but in this film her face looks too dry, her cheekbones are vicissitudes of life, and the close-up also exposes her large but not delicate facial features. Maybe it's the black and white light and shadow that accentuates the imperfections of the face, and some scenes look much more delicate and plump when the light on her face doesn't...

    • By Cary 2022-10-23 17:04:16

      "Soul Broken Tonight": Elegance and Horror

      If death does not constitute the judgment and pain of life, how much temperament does a woman have to face the sweetness and strange horrors of life?

      When Diana's author father married her stepmother, the wealthy widow Mrs Tremaine, it was a sadness and pain in her heart. When Mrs Tremaine is mysteriously poisoned by gas, ambulance driver Frank meets the elegant Diana. In Diana's romantic style, Frank began to fall for himself and became the family driver of Mrs. Tremaine's...

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    • By Adrien 2022-11-02 17:03:01

      This movie tells us not to live in a house on the edge of a cliff. Except for the last part, which is well shot, the rest of the parts are weak and sleepy. Jane Simmons is really dull at...

    • By Pete 2022-10-28 09:58:03

      The 4.4 is well shot. Of course it's almost certainly not necessary to avoid being heavily influenced by Out of the Past, but Preminger's performance of female characters in particular their psychology is even better. In the end, there is really no other plan, only...

    • By Gage 2022-10-23 20:59:49

      This jade-like love... Mitchum, an invisible man. And you can't say he's not good at acting, he just turns his head and likes anyone, whatever,...

    • By Tyreek 2022-10-23 16:43:25

      Don't blame me for always advocating old movies, I don't think about the past and the present, but those old movies are good. 4 and a half...

    • By Garfield 2022-10-23 16:43:20

      A tight, twisty noir film. A love story between an ambulance driver and an Electra femme fatale, Jane Simmons plays a very powerful, paranoid, loveless, black-bellied, but occasionally remorseful moment. There was a 4-minute sequence that showed her loneliness, melancholy, and uneasiness to the core, and I couldn’t help replaying it over and over again—in the middle of the night, she wandered alone in the villa, playing the piano a few times, picking up her father’s life and music. I put down...

    Movie plot

    When Mrs Tremaine is mysteriously gassed to death, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her elegant but sexy stepdaughter Diana, who quickly catches up and falls in love with him. Seduced by Diana, Frank soon becomes Tremaine's chauffeur, but he begins to suspect the danger beneath her ostensibly sweet words. When he showed signs of escaping, Diana planned to get him so deep that he would never get out.
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    Movie quotes

    • Frank Jessup: [to Mary] You know something? You're a pretty nice guy - for a girl.

    • Frank Jessup: [of Diane's 'evil' stepmother] ... If she's tryin' to kill you, why did she turn on the gas in her own room first?

      Diane Tremayne: ...To make it look as though somebody else were guilty...

      Frank Jessup: Is that what you did?

      Diane Tremayne: Frank, are you accusing me?

      Frank Jessup: I'm not accusing anybody. But if I were a cop, and not a very bright cop at that, I'd say that your story was as phony as a three dollar bill.

      Diane Tremayne: ...How can you say that to me?

      Frank Jessup: Oh, you mean after all we've been to each other?... Diane, look. I don't pretend to know what goes on behind that pretty little face of yours - I don't *want* to. But I learned one thing very early. Never be the innocent bystander - that's the guy that always gets hurt. If you want to play with matches, that's your business. But not in gas-filled rooms - that's not only dangerous, it's stupid.

    • Mrs. Catherine Tremayne: Charles, at times your charm wears dangerously thin. Right now it's so thin I can see through it.