Angels Over Broadway (1940)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Caper, Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 2, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In the Ben Hecht-scripted Angels over Broadway. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. plays a poker hustler working in cahoots with good-time girl Rita Hayworth. Alcoholic playwright Thomas Mitchell, having saved embezzler John Qualen from suicide, decides to enter Fairbanks' high-stakes game, using Qualen as an easy-mark "bait." Mitchell's clever schemes to beat Fairbanks come acropper, but Fairbanks has a sudden change of heart and decides it's more fun to perform good deeds.

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foil [thwart], agent [representative], bad-guy-turns-good, embezzlement, espionage, gambling, Navy-base, redemption, rescue, suicide, suicide-attempt