Angel Face 07/04/23

The Warner Archive Collection

There’s a new name for ‘Murder’: Diane Tremayne. Few noirs put the blame on Mame more firmly than Otto Preminger’s All-in-the-Family tale of cold-blooded killing. RKO’s star Robert Mitchum is excellent as a mellow guy blinded by romance, but Jean Simmons’ warm / icy performance brings it all to life. The behind-the-scenes production story surely added to her emotional authenticity — all she had to do is pretend that her victim was Howard Hughes. This winner benefits from a terrific shocking finale, plus a creepy music score from Dimitri Tiomkin. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.