Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Movie Review: Black Angel (1946)

I've been watching old movies to see the fashions.

Movie:  4 (on a scale of -10 to 10).  A man is wrongfully convicted of murder, and his wife and the victim's husband team up and make a lounge singer/pianist act to clear his name.  It has a stronger start than The Blue Dahlia, but the ending is incredibly lame.  It's interesting to see movies from the past that are basically fantasy wish fulfillment vehicles-- a housewife becomes a sexy lounge singer working with a desirable (?) man while still retaining her wifely virtue!

Clothes:  4 (on a scale of 1 to 10).  The murder victim, also a lounge singer, has some nice eveningwear at the beginning.  The housewife wears really frumpy clothes at the start of the movie, but has some good stuff once she becomes a lounge singer.  Still, nothing really stood out in my mind.

In short:  It wasn't bad, but it wasn't really memorable.  There are better choices in this category.

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