Angel on My Shoulder

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In this comedy, Paul Muni stars as a recently murdered gangster who goes to Hell. However, there is a troublesome honest judge on Earth who's been shipping too many souls to Hell; if Muni will take over the judge's body and begin performing bad deeds, his soul will be set free.

Cast

Paul Muni
as Eddie Kagle/Judge Frederick Parker
Anne Baxter
as Barbara Foster
Onslow Stevens
as Dr. Matt Higgins
Hardie Albright
as Smiley Williams
James Flavin
as Bellamy
Marion Martin
as Mrs. Bentley
Jonathan Hale
as Chairman
Joan Blair
as Brazen Girl
Maurice Cass
as Lucius (uncredited)
Fritz Leiber
as Scientist
Kurt Katch
as Warden
Joel Friedkin
as Malvola (uncredited)
Ben Welden
as Shaggsy
George Meeker
as Mr. Bentley
Lee Shumway
as Bailiff
Noble Johnson
as Trustee (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee
as Gangster
Michael Lally
as Gangster
Duke Taylor
as Gangster
Edward Keane
as Prison Yard Captain
Archie Twitchell
as Police sergeant (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder

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Audience Reviews for Angel on My Shoulder

  • Apr 13, 2015
    Paul Muni's a little bit of fun with his take on the Mob/Italiano/New Yorker-circa-1930's pastiche and Claude Rains his cynical foil - no less than the devil himself - as a crooked mug returns from Hell to upset the applecart of an upstanding Joe Judge Guy. Anne Baxter only has to be sexy ... no problem for her. It's an enjoyable ride.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2011
    Pretty decent movie that kept my interest throughout as I wanted to kind of see what was going to happen next. Interesting characters and an interesting storyline with decent acting really kept this movie going at a good pace. Even the end kind of surprised me.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Although the tape I rented was of bad quality, I was able to see that this was a great movie, I loved it. It's a twist on the story of the guy who dies but gets another chance by going back to earth. It's really worth checking out.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2010
    Not the best old movie i have ever seen, but pleasant enough for a boring weekend. Anne Baxter is the highlight.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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