Angels Over Broadway

Angels Over Broadway (also called Before I Die) is a 1940 American film noir drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell and John Qualen. Ben Hecht, who co-directed (with cinematographer Lee Garmes), co-produced and wrote the screenplay, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Angels Over Broadway
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBen Hecht
Lee Garmes (co-director)
Written byBen Hecht
Produced byBen Hecht
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (assoc. producer)
StarringDouglas Fairbanks Jr.
Rita Hayworth
Thomas Mitchell
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byGene Havlick
Music byGeorge Antheil
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 2, 1940 (1940-10-02)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Fairbanks Jr. co-produced, helping persuade Harry Cohn of Columbia to finance. Cohn gave them Rita Hayworth, in her first leading role in an "A" picture. "Cohn couldn't figure out what the picture was about but neither could we," said Fairbanks Jr.[1]


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