Black Angel

Synopsis: Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
 
IMDB:
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1946
81 min
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[Woman]

Flo.

Where's my white scarf?

Right here.

Why don't you keep my things

where I can find them?

[Doorbell Buzzes]

See who that is.

Yes, Miss Marlowe.

It was a messenger boy.

If that's all, I'll be right back

after the last show.

Put on some soft music

before you go.

Have a good time.

Thank you.

[Woman]

I've much to regret

Finding your arms

so thrilling

And finding myself

too willing

So what do I get

Must you play that song?

But you sing it so beautifully

on the record, Miss Marlowe.

When I want your opinion,

I'll ask you for it!

[Door Closes]

[Phone Ringing]

[Ringing Continues]

Doorman.

This is Miss Marlowe.

Oh, yes, Miss Marlowe.

If Mr. Blair comes here tonight,

I don't wish to see him... now or ever.

I'll take care of it,

Miss Marlowe.

Who did you wish

to see, please?

Miss Marlowe.

Tell her Martin Blair.

I'm sorry.

Miss Marlowe left instructions

she doesn't want to see you.

She'll see me.

She's my wife.

It's our anniversary.

That isn't

what she just told me.

She doesn't want to see you...

now or ever.

Now don't blame me.

I just work here.

Come on.

Good evening, sir.

Miss Marlowe.

She's expecting me.

Yes, sir.

Got a match?

[Siren Wailing]

Looks like your friend's

headed for a beaut this time.

Yeah.

Thanks for calling.

I thought for a minute

that ambulance might

have been for him.

He ain't that bad yet.

I'd better get him

over to the hotel.

Why do you bother

with a stew like that?

I kinda like the guy.

That's all.

He sure can play a piano.

[Applause]

Marty. Marty!

Hello, Joe.

Come on, Marty.

I'm all right.

I'm all right.

Yeah, yeah.

All right. All right.

What is it, anyhow?

That Marlowe woman again?

Why don't you get wise to yourself,

Marty, and forget about her?

Were you ever

in love?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

When is he gonna learn

you can't drink it

as fast as they make it?

Well, it's his stomach.

[Woman On Phonograph]

I try to pretend

Saying that I don't mind it

But everyone knows behind it

I'm trying to mend

A heartbreak

That's what you get

when you set love so high

I gave it a try

Then kissed it good-bye

Mavis?

They say you love

and you learn

Maybe I learned

the wrong way

Or maybe I took the long way

To the moon

It ended so soon

With heartbreak

[Clicking]

[Clicking Continues]

[Music Stops]

- [Music Restarts]

- [Clicking Continues]

I've much to regret

Finding your arms

so thrilling

And finding myself

too willing

[Glass Breaking]

So what do I get

A heartbreak

I try to pretend

Mavis!

Saying that I don't mind it

But everyone knows behind it

I'm trying to mend

A heartbreak

That's what you get

when you set love so high

I gave it a try

Then kissed it good-bye

They say you love

and you learn

Maybe I learned

the wrong way

Or maybe I took the long way

To the moon

It ended so soon

With heartbreak

I've much to regret

Finding your arms

so thrilling

And finding myself too

[Music Stops]

[Thudding]

Mr. Bennett.

You Mrs. Bennett?

Yes.

Your husband at home?

No, but I expect him

any minute.

Mind if we come in?

[Radio:
Orchestral]

- What do you want?

- Any idea where your husband

might be?

- Who are you?

- We're from the police.

Has anything happened?

He's been hurt?

There's been an accident.

Take it easy, Mrs. Bennett.

There's been no accident.

Well, then what is it?

My husband said he had

some business to attend to.

I'm Captain Flood,

Homicide Division.

Homicide?

There's been a murder...

woman by the name of Marlowe.

Marlowe.

That was the business

your husband was attending to.

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