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|
|Directed by||Ben Hecht|
Lee Garmes (co-director)
|Written by||Ben Hecht|
|Produced by||Ben Hecht|
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (assoc. producer)
|Starring||Douglas Fairbanks Jr.|
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Music by||George Antheil|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
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.