Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

USA, 1946
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American fantasy film directed by Artie Mayo.

Plot Summary

The Devil sends recently deceased gangster Eddie Kagle back to Earth as a judge to make amends for his previous life.


Directed by: Artie Mayo
Copyright MCMXLVI [1946] Premier Productions, Inc.
Charles R. Rogers presents. Released thru United Artists [opening credits] A United Artists release [end credits]
Produced by: Charles R. Rogers
Associate Producer: David W. Siegel
Screen Play by: Harry Segall and Roland Kibbee
Original Story by: Harry Segall
Director of Photography: James Van Trees
Editorial Supervisor: George Arthur
Film Editor: Asa Clark
Music Composed and Directed by: Dimitri Tiomkin
Sound: Frank Webster
Gowns Supervised by: Maria Donovan
Men’s Wardrobe: Robert Martien
Make-Up: Ern Westmore
Special Effects: Harry Redmond Jr
Photographic Effects: Howard Anderson
Art Director: Bernard Herzbrun

Paul Muni (Eddie Kagle/Judge Fredrick Parker)
Anne Baxter (Barbara Foster)
Claude Rains (Nick/The Devil)
Onslow Stevens (Dr Matt Higgins)
George Cleveland (Albert)
Erskine Sanford (Minister)
Marion Martin (Mrs Bentley aka Rosie Morgan)
Hardie Albright (Smiley Williams)
James Flavin (Bellamy)

Alternative Titles

En ängel vid min skuldra РSweden
El diablo y yo – Spain
Helvede venter – Denmark
Infernale avventura – Italy

Angel on My Shoulder (1980)



  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.21-24
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish p.14 – credits
  • Hoffman’s Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.24 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.13 – credits