The Dark Angel

Synopsis: Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them, but has waited until the beginning of World War I before finally choosing Alan. Gerald graciously gives them his blessing. Then, Gerald and Alan go to war. Angered over a misunderstanding involving Alan and Kitty, Gerald sends Alan on a dangerous mission that will change all their lives forever.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sidney Franklin
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
106 min

Good morning, granny.

Good morning, Kitty.

Ha ha ha!

Here you are,


But it's saturday,


Oh, so it is.

And you'll be late.

Mmm, but I'm trying

To be late, granny.

You should be

About an hour late, really.

Often I would be

Two hours late,

And a young man

Would be very anxious.

Not my young man.

Just wouldn't wait.

Have you got

My secret safe?

Oh, quite safe.

Yes, here it is.

Do you know what I'm

Going to do with this?

Give it to Gerald.

I am not.

It's for Alan.

Oh, you knew it

All the time.

Poor Gerald.

Doesn't he get anything?

No. It's for Alan,

And I'm going to marry him.

Look, look, Kitty.



Hold the nest

While I dress.

I will be late.

Good morning, father.

Good morning,


Good morning,

Aunt Josephine.

Good morning,


Good morning,



Aunt josephine.

Goodbye, Kitty.

Have a good time.

I will!

Take good care

Of yourself!

I will!

Goodbye, darling!


Must we have

A draft, Henry?

I believe in children eating

Their breakfast at home.

Well, Lawrence

Is at home.


Lawrence is at home.

And why?

Because the shannons don't

Condescend to ask him over with Kitty.

Come, josephine. Don't

Imagine those foolish things.

Of course Mrs. Shannon

Knows I'm penniless

And Lawrence

Hasn't a father.

Considering that she

Adopted Alan trent,

Who has neither

A father nor a mother,

And brought him

All the way from canada,

That doesn't seem

Very likely.

Alan was

Her sister's son,

But my poor Lawrence

Isn't good enough for them.

I don't want to go,


Not a bit. So there.

Good morning.

Good morning, martin.

The master's started prayers,

Miss Kitty, but good morning.

Am I awfully late?

I'm afraid so.

Down, Peter, down.

Come along, Miss Kitty.

They'll dirty

My frock!

Oh, lord,

Our heavenly father,

Almighty and everlasting god,

To whose watchful

Providence we owe it...

...that no...

To whose watchful providence

We owe it that-

Good morning!


To whose watchful providence

We owe it

That no disturbance

Has come nigh to us.

Look, Alan.

It's a bird's nest.

I found it

Under my tree.

I brought it for you.

It's only

A moldy sparrow's nest.

The mother's deserted it

Ages ago.

Can I have it,


Yes, Gerald,

You can.


Beseeching thee to accept...

Praying for dogs-

That's what it amounts to.

Morning service

For the dogs.

Have the kidneys very hot.

Very hot.

Kitty, next saturday

I hope you'll be kind enough

To bring your horse

In with you.

I should like to have the

Entire animal world with us,

Like noah's ark.

I suppose you didn't bring that

Moth-eaten bird's nest with you.

Oh, Alan,

I'm so sorry.

I left it at home.

That's all right. I might

Have carried these eggs in it.

It doesn't matter.

What was that?

Just a gust of wind.

But it came up so quick.


There's nothing now.

Maybe it was

A whirlwind.

That wasn't

A whirlwind.

It wasn't a wind

At all.

It was a warning...

A warning.

You're barmy.

I told you not to have

A third sausage roll.

Well, I'm gonna look

For some more eggs.

I'm much too full

To argue.

Oh, and if you get

Any more warnings,

Let me know.

Tell me, Alan,

What was this warning of?

It wasn't a warning

At all, silly.

I made that up

To keep Gerald in his place.

He shows off a bit because

He's older than I am.

It was a warning

All the same,

A special warning

Just for you and me.

That wind said

That we ought to get married.

I told you we ought.

I've said so lots of times.

Now, we're not going to start

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Lillian Hellman

Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter known for her success as a playwright on Broadway, as well as her left-wing sympathies and political activism. She was blacklisted after her appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–52. Although she continued to work on Broadway in the 1950s, her blacklisting by the American film industry caused a drop in her income. Many praised Hellman for refusing to answer questions by HUAC, but others believed, despite her denial, that she had belonged to the Communist Party. As a playwright, Hellman had many successes on Broadway, including Watch on the Rhine, The Autumn Garden, Toys in the Attic, Another Part of the Forest, The Children's Hour and The Little Foxes. She adapted her semi-autobiographical play The Little Foxes into a screenplay, which starred Bette Davis and received an Academy Award nomination in 1942. Hellman was romantically involved with fellow writer and political activist Dashiell Hammett, author of the classic detective novels The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, who also was blacklisted for 10 years until his death in 1961. The couple never married. Hellman's accuracy was challenged after she brought a libel suit against Mary McCarthy. In 1979, on The Dick Cavett Show, McCarthy said that "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'." During the libel suit, investigators found errors in Hellman's popular memoirs such as Pentimento. They said that the "Julia" section of Pentimento, which had been the basis for the Oscar-winning 1977 movie of the same name, was actually based on the life of Muriel Gardiner. Martha Gellhorn, one of the most prominent war correspondents of the twentieth century, as well as Ernest Hemingway's third wife, said that Hellman's remembrances of Hemingway and the Spanish Civil War were wrong. McCarthy, Gellhorn and others accused Hellman of lying about her membership in the Communist Party and being an unrepentant Stalinist. more…

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