Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Angel Face Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Jean Simmons' fascinating interpretation of an uncharacteristic role is the main drawing card of Otto Preminger's Otto Preminger. 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 Otto Preminger 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Robert Mitchum
as Frank Jessup
Jean Simmons
as Diane Tremayne
Mona Freeman
as Mary Wilton
Herbert Marshall
as Charles Tremayne
Leon Ames
as Fred Barrett
Barbara O'Neil
as Mrs. Tremayne
Kenneth Tobey
as Bill Crompton
Raymond Greenleaf
as Arthur Vance
Griff Barnett
as The judge
Robert Gist
as Miller
Morgan Farley
as Juror
Jim Backus
as District Attorney Judson
Jack Chefe
as Man
Morgan Brown
as Harry the Bartender
Frank Kumagai
as Satsuma
Lucille Barkley
as Waitress
Alex Gerry
as Lewis, Frank's Attorney
Mike Lally
as Reporter
Bess Flowers
as Barrett's Secretary
Buck Young
as Assistant District Attorney
Bob Peoples
as Reporter
Frank O'Connor
as Bailiff
Jeffrey Sayre
as Court Clerk
Gertrude Astor
as Matron
Brick Sullivan
as Deputy Sheriff
Grandon Rhodes
as Prison Chaplain
Cora Shannon
as Patient
Theresa Harris
as Nurse Theresa
Charmienne Harker
as Secretary
Pete Kellett
as Detective
George Sherwood
as Man
Carl Sklover
as Man
Ralph Volkie
as Good Humor Man
Charles Tannen
as TV Broadcaster
Charmienne Harker
as Secretary
Lucille Barkley
as Waitress
Theresa Harris
as Nurse Theresa
Bess Flowers
as Barrett's Secretary
Ralph Volkie
as Good Humor Man
George Sherwood
as Man
Pete Kellett
as Detective
Cora Shannon
as Patient
Gertrude Astor
as Matron
Frank O'Connor
as Bailiff
Jack Chefe
as Man
Carl Sklover
as Man
Brick Sullivan
as Deputy Sheriff
Mike Lally
as Reporter
Grandon Rhodes
as Prison Chaplain
Bob Peoples
as Reporter
Jeffrey Sayre
as Court Clerk
Morgan Brown
as Harry the Bartender
Buck Young
as Assistant District Attorney
Alex Gerry
as Lewis, Frank's Attorney
Frank Kumagai
as Satsuma

Crew

Otto Preminger
Director
Otto Preminger
Producer
Oscar Millard
Screenwriter
Chester Erskine
Screen Story
Harry Stradling
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Frederic Knudtson
Editor
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Michael Woulfe
Costume Designer
Clem Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Fleck
First Assistant Director
Advertisement