The Tarnished Angels

Directed by Douglas Sirk
USA1957
Wednesday, 9 November 22 - 2:00pm
@ Cineworld
Too Late!

Recombining most of the headline cast of the previous year's Written on the Wind (also playing in BFF22) and this time shot in luscious black-and-white, Douglas Sirk's The Tarnished Angels, based on a William Faulkner novel, is the film Sirk himself would eventually assess as his best, despite it being roundly reviled upon its initial release.

And to watch it now is to wonder what movie those sniffy contemporary critics saw: The Tarnished Angels is an achingly atmospheric drama following an alcoholic reporter (Rock Hudson) who becomes entangled in the already tangled menage à trois between an ex-flying-ace-turned-stunt-aviator (Robert Stack), his neglected wife (Dorothy Malone) and his devoted mechanic (Jack Carson). An as artful evocation of a post-WWI generation lost in the emotional dustbowl of the Great Depression, this magnificent movie fully deserves its recent rehabilitation into the pantheon of all-time American classics.

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Showings

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - 2:00pm @ Cineworld