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Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)

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86 min | Drama, Romance

A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt politicians and soon finds himself being framed for an ...See moreA young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt politicians and soon finds himself being framed for an arson and murder he didn't commit. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Michael Fessier (screenplay) | Niven Busch (screenplay) | Robert Buckner (screenplay) | Jonathan Finn (idea)
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Updated Aug 26, 1939

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Aug 26, 1939 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Ann Sheridan
Joy Ryan Joy Ryan   See fewer
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Billy Halop
Billy Shafter Billy Shafter   See fewer
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Bernard Punsly
Sleepy Arkelian (as Bernard Punsley) Sleepy Arkelian (as Bernard Punsley)   See fewer
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Leo Gorcey
Leo Finnegan Leo Finnegan   See fewer
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Huntz Hall
Huntz Huntz   See fewer
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Bobby Jordan
Bernie Bernie   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
Pat Remson Pat Remson   See fewer
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Bonita Granville
Peggy Finnegan Peggy Finnegan   See fewer
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Frankie Thomas
Gabe Ryan Gabe Ryan   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Remson Sr. Remson Sr.   See fewer
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Berton Churchill
Mayor Dooley Mayor Dooley   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Shuffle Shuffle   See fewer
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Jackie Searl
Alfred Goonplatz (as Jack Searl) Alfred Goonplatz (as Jack Searl)   See fewer
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Margaret Hamilton
Miss Hannaberry Miss Hannaberry   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Mrs. Arkelian Mrs. Arkelian   See fewer
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Minor Watson
Maloney Maloney   See fewer
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Cy Kendall
Haines (as Cyrus Kendall) Haines (as Cyrus Kendall)   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Gildersleeve Gildersleeve   See fewer
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Aldrich Bowker
Turnkey Turnkey   See fewer
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Robert Strange
Simpkins Simpkins   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith   See fewer
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Sarah Padden
Mrs. Smith (scenes deleted) Mrs. Smith (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Nat Carr
Driver (scenes deleted) Driver (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Claude Wisberg
Al (scenes deleted) Al (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Frankie Burke
Reform School Boy Making Knife (uncredited) Reform School Boy Making Knife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
Driver of Moving Cart / Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited) Driver of Moving Cart / Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Policeman at Fire (uncredited) Policeman at Fire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rube Clifford
Policeman at Fire (uncredited) Policeman at Fire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Al - Boy Working Lathe (uncredited) Al - Boy Working Lathe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Graham
Mayor's Chauffeur (uncredited) Mayor's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Officer Merton (uncredited) Officer Merton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sibyl Harris
Mrs. Smith (uncredited) Mrs. Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harron
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard C. Hickman
Judge Wilson (uncredited) Judge Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited) Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Defense Attorney (uncredited) Defense Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Policeman at Accident (uncredited) Policeman at Accident (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Driver Whose Car Hit Sleepy (uncredited) Driver Whose Car Hit Sleepy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Man Running in Courtroom / Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited) Man Running in Courtroom / Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Guard at Reform School (uncredited) Guard at Reform School (uncredited)   See fewer
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John J. Richardson
Dish Vendor (uncredited) Dish Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Reporter at Pillory (uncredited) Reporter at Pillory (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Mr. Miller (uncredited) Mr. Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Assistant Turnkey (uncredited) Assistant Turnkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Reform School Superintendent (uncredited) Reform School Superintendent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wagner
Jimmy Marsh (uncredited) Jimmy Marsh (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited) Policeman at Bowling Alley (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 345 votes