Review: Angel on My Shoulder

In the first few minutes of this supernatural gangster comedy-drama, Eddie Kagle (imbued by Paul Muni with all the appropriately iconic tough-guy mannerisms we’ve come to expect from the era of Cagney, Bogart and Edward G. Robinson) is released from prison and murdered by his erstwhile partner, Smiley Williams. In a blink — and through a cloud of steam — he finds himself in Hell, but displays so much attitude that he gives the somewhat bureaucratic Devil (Claude Rains) a devilish idea.

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