Lost Angel

Lost Angel

Director: Roy Rowland, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Cast: Roy Rowland, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

     
 
Margaret O'Brien, MGM's newest child sensation, was given her first starring vehicle with Lost Angel. O'Brien plays Alpha, who has been groomed to be a genius by a trio of well-meaning but misguided professors (Philip Merivale, Henry O'Neill and Donald Meek). Taking pity on the reluctant prodigy, police reporter Mike Regan (James Craig) takes it upon himself to

Overview

Margaret O'Brien, MGM's newest child sensation, was given her first starring vehicle with Lost Angel. O'Brien plays Alpha, who has been groomed to be a genius by a trio of well-meaning but misguided professors (Philip Merivale, Henry O'Neill and Donald Meek). Taking pity on the reluctant prodigy, police reporter Mike Regan (James Craig) takes it upon himself to "deprogram" Alpha and transform her into a normal, healthy child. In an effort to inflate this B picture into "A" proportions by increasing the running time, the scriptwriters contrive a silly subplot involving a gang of Runyonesque gangsters (headed by the ineluctable Keenan Wynn). Margaret O'Brien's appeal may be elusive to modern viewers, but she was a proven audience favorite back in 1944.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2013
UPC:
0883316793534
Original Release:
1944
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
5,849

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret O'Brien Alpha
James Craig Mike Regan
Marsha Hunt Katie Mallory
Philip Merivale Prof. Peter Vincent
Keenan Wynn Packy
Henry O'Neill Prof. Pringle
Donald Meek Prof. Catty
Alan Napier Dr. Woodring
Sara Haden Rhoda Kitterick
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Catty
Walter Fenner Prof. Endicott
Howard Freeman Prof. Richards
Elizabeth Risdon Mrs. Pringle
William Bishop Actor
Naomi Childers Matron
Bobby Driscoll Boy on Train
Russell Gleason Actor
Edward Hearn Reporter
Al Hill Mug
Jack Lambert Lefty Moran
Mike Mazurki Fighter
Edward McWade Old Man
Kay Medford Actor
Lee Phelps Actor
Allen Wood Tough Kid
Joe Yule Tenant
Gloria Grafton Operator
Robert Blake Jerry
Ava Gardner Hat Check Girl

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Helen Conway Set Decoration/Design
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frank E. Hull Editor
Isobel Lennart Screenwriter
Robert Sisk Producer
Lynden Sparhawk Art Director
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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