Wipe that smile off your mug!
~ Eddie Kagle
Tony from 1932 Scarface
I just saw Angel On My Shoulder on TMC, (http://www.tcm.com/). starring Paul Muni, Anne Baxter and the infamous Claude Rains. Wow what a winner. The film is based loosely on the motif of Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which is the old story of making a deal with the devil. Romance is a tight theme in this film too and as in Faust it is love that outsmarts the devil once again !
What is so endearing about this film is how Paul Muni’s character Eddie Kagle talks the gangster talk. He has it down. He is an amazing gangster actor to study. I have viewed a few films with Paul Muni over the years, as the 1932 Scarface, but this one really gets me. Ya, I’m a sucker for them bad boys. Next to James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart… I prefer Paul Muni!
So sit back with some giggle water and rest your lambs on some Joes or should I say trouble boys… all the way! This film is well worth your time!