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Lost Angel (1943)

Passed | | Drama | 27 July 1944 (Mexico)
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (original screenplay), Angna Enters (based on an idea by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret O'Brien ... Alpha
James Craig ... Mike Regan
Marsha Hunt ... Katie Mallory
Philip Merivale ... Professor Peter Vincent
Henry O'Neill ... Professor Joshua Pringle
Donald Meek ... Professor Catty
Keenan Wynn ... Packy Roost
Alan Napier ... Dr. Woodring
Sara Haden ... Rhoda Kitterick
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Catty
Walter Fenner Walter Fenner ... Professor Endicott
Howard Freeman ... Professor Richards
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Pringle
Robert Blake ... Jerry (as Bobby Blake)
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Storyline

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and ask him to show her some magic, Mike gets more responsibility than he bargained for. Especially since another story of his, one involving gangsters, has also come home to roost. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

27 July 1944 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Engel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 13 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by San Francisco Thursday 16 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), by Philadelphia Monday 10 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, finally by New York City 2 March 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Mike Regan calls the institute from the nightclub, a busy signal is heard before he finishes dialing the last number. See more »

Quotes

Alpha: What's that?
Mike Regan: Oh, well, that's cough medicine.
Alpha: Then why does it say Irish whiskey on the label?
Mike Regan: Because I forgot you could read.
Alpha: Oh. May I have some?
Mike Regan: No! It makes you feel awful sick, sort of.
Alpha: You know it's going to make you sick before you drink it, and you drink it anyway?
Mike Regan: [sighs]
Alpha: That isn't intelligent, Mr. Regan.
Mike Regan: Okay, professor, you win this round.
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Connections

References The Good Earth (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Marsha Hunt in nightclub
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an exquisite little actress
20 September 2007 | by kidbootsSee all my reviews

Margaret O'Brien was a child actress not a child performer. "Lost Angel" is a magical film about a child, Alpha, who has been raised by a group of scientists in a completely sterile and unemotional environment. Alpha is a genius but she realizes (after a chance meeting with reporter, Mike Regan) that she has missed out on magic and fairy tales so she sets out to find out about "magic". Margaret O'Brien is completely believable as Alpha and the assortment of Runyonesque characters she meets (Lefty and Packy) give the film some funny moments similar to the scenes in "Little Miss Marker" (1934) with Shirley Temple. The scenes with Keenan Wynn (Packy) are funny and cute - not stickily sweet.Also the scene in the nightclub with Katie, when Alpha experiences the emotion of jealousy for the first time is done very well. Marsha Hunt, an under-rated actress plays Katie, a night club singer, and plays her very well. James Craig is quite good as Mike Regan. Keenan Wynn steals the show as Packy, an escapee.


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