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Angels Over Broadway (2-Oct-1940)

Directors: Ben Hecht; Lee Garmes

Writer: Ben Hecht

Music by: George Antheil

Producer: Ben Hecht

Keywords: Drama, New York, Broadway, Poker

A fixed poker game one rainy night on Broadway: Bookkeeper Charles Engle is close to killing himself unless he can come up with $3000 he embezzled. Bill O'Brien believes Engle to be a wealthy rube and sets up the fix. Nina Barona is a showgirl who would like to meet someone. And Gene Gibbons is a drunken playwright who wants to help Engle. Ben Hecht received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Actor
9-Dec-1909 7-May-2000 Sinbad the Sailor
Rita Hayworth
Actor
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Thomas Mitchell
Actor
11-Jul-1892 17-Dec-1962 Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
John Qualen
Actor
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath

CAST

Starring
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.   ...   Bill O'Brien
with
Rita Hayworth   ...   Nina Barone
Thomas Mitchell   ...   Gene Gibbons
John Qualen   ...   Charles Engle
George Watts   ...   Hopper
Ralph Theodore   ...   Dutch Enright
Eddie Foster   ...   Louie Artino
Jack Roper   ...   Eddie Burns
Constance Worth   ...   Sylvia Marbe

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