Angel on My Shoulder

Angel on My Shoulder

Paul Muni
Director: Archie Mayo Cast: Paul Muni
Paul Muni
, Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
, Claude Rains
Claude Rains
Archie Mayo


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In this comedy, Paul Muni plays a recently murdered gangster who finds himself roasting in Hell. Muni can't believe that he's in for All Eternity and keeps trying to "bust out," which brings him to the attention of the Head Man (Claude Rains), who calls himself Nick. Nick strikes a bargain with Muni: There's 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, Nick will set him free. Muni readily agrees, eager to settle the score with the ex-partner (Hardie Albright) who bumped him off. Once he "becomes" the judge, however, Muni discovers that he is utterly incapable of performing any misdeeds--and when he falls in love with the judge's fiancee (Anne Baxter), Muni becomes determined to wriggle out of his agreement. Angel on My Shoulder is based on a story by Harry Segall, whose previous play Heaven Can Wait was filmed as Here Comes Mr. Jordan, also with Claude Rains.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827328420
Original Release: 1946
Source: Reel Vault

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Muni Eddie Kagle,Judge Parker
Anne Baxter Barbara Foster
Claude Rains Nick,The Devil
Onslow Stevens Dr. Matt Higgins
George Cleveland Albert
Erskine Sanford Minister
Marion Martin Mrs. Bentley
Hardie Albright Smiley Williams
James Flavin Bellamy
Murray Alper Jim (uncredited)
Joan Blair Brazen girl in Hell (uncredited)
Maurice Cass Lucius (uncredited)
Chester Clute Kramer (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee Gangster (uncredited)
Joel Friedkin Malvola (uncredited)
Sol (Saul) Gorss Gangster (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale Chairman (uncredited)
Noble Johnson Trustee (uncredited)
Kurt Katch Warden (uncredited)
Edward Keane Prison Yard Captain (uncredited)
Mike Lally Gangster (uncredited)
Fritz Leiber Scientist (uncredited)
George Meeker Mr. Bentley (uncredited)
Sarah Padden Agatha, Minister's Wife (uncredited)
Addison Richards Big Harry (uncredited)
Lee Shumway Bailiff (uncredited)
Duke Taylor Gangster (uncredited)
Archie Twitchell Police sergeant (uncredited)
Ben Welden Shaggsy (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman Intern (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Archie Mayo Director
Howard A. Anderson Special Effects
George Arthur Editor
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Asa Boyd Clark Editor
Al Clark Editor
Maria P. Donovan Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Roland Kibbee Screenwriter
Robert Martien Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Redmond Special Effects
Charles R. Rogers Producer
Harry Segall Screenwriter
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
James Van Trees Cinematographer
Frank Webster Sound/Sound Designer
Ern Westmore Makeup

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