The New Pictures, Nov. 12, 1945

Fallen Angel (20th Century-Fox) drags its feathers through an hour and a half of melodramatic fiddle-faddle that is just promising enough to sharpen the edge of disappointment. Good direction by Otto (Laura) Preminger and competent acting cannot quite save a picture whose whole is far more trivial than the sum of its individual parts.

An odd mixture of tough talk and greeting-card sentiment, Fallen Angel includes a bogus clairvoyant (John Carradine), a church organist (Alice Faye) and a pair of underprivileged lovebirds (Linda Darnell and Dana Andrews). In the resulting tangle, everyone is left...

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