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Paul Jensen

THE TARNISHED ANGELS (1957) 4 stars

Sirk is most famous for his "women weepies." This is an exception. It also happens to be his best film. Clean and effortless storytelling with memorable characters. However, it's the unforgettable black and white cinematography that lingers long after the film is over. It has a nostalgic feel not that different from The Last Picture Show. Tarnished Angels remains an underrated gem that exists in unpretentious perfection.

 

Genre: Drama
Director: Douglas Sirk