Where Angels Go---Trouble Follows! (1968)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Comedy  |   Release Date - Apr 10, 1968 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Review by Bruce Eder

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a sequel to The Trouble With Angels, and as such is not bad -- it's just not as good, but it is different, and offers just enough appeal to resonate better with modern viewers, even if it isn't as good a movie. For starters, there's no real unity to the story in the manner of the earlier film -- the plot sprawls across the American continent and never affords the viewer a chance to focus in on the larger story, concerning change within and around the Catholic church. Between the episodic story -- which is extremely entertaining for its topical references, which were already dated a year or two after the film's release -- and the all-star supporting cast (including Robert Taylor, Van Johnson, Arthur Godfrey, and Milton Berle), the movie is a thoroughly entertaining gem without really being terribly good. By whatever means it does manage to entertain, however, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows does succeed, and in some areas where its more serious and focused predecessor doesn't -- there's nothing to be taken too seriously that gets in front of the camera for very long, and the sheer wholesomeness of the film's tone (and origins) tells even first-time viewers that all will turn out right. Not too many movies outside of the Disney orbit can still trade in that kind of message successfully, but this one does, for all of its flaws.