THE ANGEL LEVINE (Theatrical Release USA 1970)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì 

The Angel Levine—great drama—accesses the talents of Zero Mostel and Harry Belafonte to tell a most creative, fresh, and innovative story to captivate the audience and leave a lasting impression. The film becomes an excellent study for using simple, low-cost stage sets, a small cast, a short storyline, and still managing to produce a terrific piece of engaging entertainment.

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This thoughtfully written film is about a ‘wanna-be angel’ who asks help to do the good deed that will earn him his wings. He has 24-hours to accomplish his good deed.

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Jan Kadar for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Harry Belafonte for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Morris Mishkin (Zero Mostel), Alexander Levine (Harry Levine), Fanny Mishkin (Ida Kaminska), Dr. Arnold Berg (Milo O’Shea), Sally (Gloria Foster), Welfare Lady (Barbara Ann Teer), Delicatessen Clerk (Anne Jackson), Drugstore Clerk (Stephen Strimpell), Druggist (Sam Raskyn), and Woman in Drugstore (Kathy Shawn).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This film has been thoughtfully crafted and well-written.  Great work for all involved in production. The movie has been produced for a niche market and will need careful watching to understand it on the international level.

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