The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)

Article 2173 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-26-2007
Posting Date: 7-25-2007
Directed by Alan Bromly
Featuring Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison

An angel comes down from heaven to help people with their personal problems.

This is a very nice movie, but I’m afraid I don’t really mean that as a compliment. What I mean is that it is so gentle and fluffy and sentimental and pretty that there’s hardly room for tension, drama or conflict, and these are the things that drive a story. As it is, it’s really hard to be drawn into the story when the characters themselves seem so unaffected by their own problems. Still, Diane Cilento (who plays the angel) is lovely, the acting from everyone is good, and there’s a definite charm to some of the scenes. It just needs some variety of mood and something to make it more compelling for it to really work. As it is, it’s a piece of fluff.



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