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Angels Over Broadway

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Original title
Angels Over Broadway
Year
Running time
79 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Ben Hecht
Music
George Antheil
Cinematography
Lee Garmes (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Charles Engle has been caught embezzling. He writes a suicide note, and goes out wandering on the town. Small-time hustler Bill O'Brian sees him give a couple of big tips, figures he's rich, and plans to take him over to a big-time card game and fleece him. He enlists Nina Barone to help get Engle to the game. She goes along, but is more interested in O'Brien than in his schemes. Meanwhile, a perpetually drunk and none too successful playwright, Gene Gibbons, finds the suicide note. He cooks up a scheme (with the reluctant aid of O'Brien) to get the money Engle needs to pay back his employer and save his life.
Awards
1940: Nominated for Oscar el Best Original Screenplay
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