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Tarnished Angels [VHS]

UPC 096898132534
REGISTERED: 11/04/17
UPDATED: 12/03/20
Tarnished Angels [VHS]

Tarnished Angels VHS

  • Tarnished Angels VHS available on November 05 2014 from Amazon for 14.98
  • UPC bar code 096898132534 ξ1 registered February 20 2015
  • UPC bar code 096898132534 ξ2 registered November 05 2014
  • Product category is General
  • Manufacturered by Universal Studios

  • Product size is 0"x0"x0"
  • Product weight is 0 lbs.

    ^ The Tarnished Angels (VHS, 1996) (revised May 2016)
    ^ (1996). Tarnished Angels [VHS], Universal Studios. Amazon. (revised Nov 2014)

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This is the forgotten Douglas Sirk film from his golden period in the 1950's when he made such classic Baroque-style women's pictures as "Magnificent Obsession", "All That Heaven Allows", "Written on the Wind" and "Imitation of Life". The black-and-white 1958 film doesn't have the saturated color palette of Sirk's frequent cinematographer, Russell Metty (who did lens those other films), nor does the story, based on William Faulkner's novel "Pylon", have as strong an orientation toward a female protagonist a..
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It is said that William Faulkner liked this film the best of all the cinematic adaptations of his work. It is also said that its star, Rock Hudson, disliked this picture. I do not know if either is true. All I know that it is a grim story, perfectly directed by Douglas Sirk, and that it contains one of Rock Hudson's finest acting performances.
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"Tarnished Angels" must have been a huge surprise to its 1957 audience, who were used to Douglas Sirk's lavish melodramas in brilliant Technicolor, especially since it followed the '56 "Written on the Wind" with the same three stars. Based on Faulkner's "Pylon", it is the desperate story of a WWI ace pilot, now barnstorming across the country, trying to scratch out a living for himself and his wife and young son, and the journalist who wants to write a story about them. It has a Depression Era feeling throu..
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