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The Tarnished Angels ()

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Summary: In the 1930's, a First World War flying ace named Roger Schumann is reduced to making appearances on the crash-and-burn circuit of stunt aerobatics. His family are forced to live like dogs while Shumann pursues his only true love, the airplane. When Burke Devlin, a reporter, shows up on the scene to do a "whatever happened to" story on Shumann, he is repulsed by the war hero's diminished circumstances and, conversely, drawn to his stunning wife, LaVerne. (imdb)

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The Tarnished Angels belongs to 23 collections
1. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 35 stars)
2. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Top 1000 Movies (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 32 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
4. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2014 revision) (public: moderated by Jehan - 26 stars)
5. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
6. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
7. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2013 revision) (public: moderated by rant1229 - 15 stars)
8. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Apr 18 rojatume
86T9
One of the most simultaneously scary/funny/sad moments I've ever seen in a movie comes 47 minutes in, so keep an eye out for that.
Apr 05 92filmgeek
46T2
Mar 23 norvaljones norval_jones
81T7
Mar 20 thrillington
95T9
Mar 11 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72T9
Feb 21 3_Qs ???
83T9
Feb 06 zorb
80T2
Dec 23, 2016 auhasarderik auhasarderik
5T3
Oct 23, 2016 jerrywarton
75T9
Sep 15, 2016 Caracortada
67T8
Aug 11, 2016 kyvetti kyvetti
58T4
Aug 08, 2016 ECR E.C.R.
57T4
Jul 30, 2016 henrybr
75T5
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70T7
Jun 10, 2016 Lonewolf2003
85T9
Apr 13, 2016 mandy mandy
6T6
Interesting because it is Douglas Sirk and packed with a cast of flawed characters,but lacks the brashness and glamour of some of his( in my opinion) better work.
Mar 27, 2016 WBadger WBadger
78T8
Mar 16, 2016 RavynLoony
73T9
Feb 28, 2016 FrancoZero FrancoZero
7T7
Star Rating: ★★★★
Feb 18, 2016 chair39
40T6
Feb 14, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
83T10
Jan 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39T9
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
78T7
Dec 24, 2015 firebirdekb
64T4
Dec 19, 2015 Lammetje Lammetje
70T6
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
50T4
Dec 07, 2015 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
6T8
Nov 27, 2015 M-B-M
7T8
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
80T9
Oct 18, 2015 Niska Niska
41T7
Aug 02, 2015 GRouleau
75T7
Jul 17, 2015 thirdeye42
76T7
May 18, 2015 zetes
90T9
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80T6
Mar 23, 2015 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Jan 11, 2015 mightysparks mightysparks
50T5
Dec 18, 2014 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40T4
Dec 12, 2014 10kfilms
83T9
Dec 05, 2014 brianmn
70T8
Nov 22, 2014 maborosi maborosi
69T7
Sep 19, 2014 Barthalen Barthalen
71T6
Melodramatic, sure. But I'm always down for a story about a group of irrelevant, broken people that drag each other down because they're too stubborn and selfish to realise their dreams are either long dead or unobtainable. Ha, that totally reminds me of my [family/love life/time in kindergarten]. I can only hope that after my undoubtedly hilarious death in 2019, someone gives me a similarly awesome (drunken) eulogy like Hudson does here.
Sep 17, 2014 angela79at
10T1
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
70T6
Jul 21, 2014 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
92T9
Jul 07, 2014 yolfi yolfi
76T10
Jun 27, 2014 Coheed
90T9
Jun 19, 2014 readingowl
75T3
Jun 06, 2014 Mattsdmf
78T6
Mar 21, 2014 te18 te18
5T5
At this point, The Tarnished Angels is the least interesting Sirk film I've seen (of course, it's only my third so that might mean next to nothing).
Mar 11, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
70T6
Feb 27, 2014 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
77T7
Feb 14, 2014 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
90T9
Jan 14, 2014 FMMVS
50T2
Jan 01, 2014 TraverseTown TraverseTown
45T4
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
70T6
Oct 28, 2013 popolinka Thegoodboy
54T5
Oct 21, 2013 Jorg
70T6
Oct 20, 2013 matty5190 matty5190
80T4
Sep 22, 2013 balabead balabead
40T5
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
60T5
Aug 07, 2013 Barkinson
60T7
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
80T8
Mar 28, 2013 aneves
78T6
Oct 20, 2012 fellipe_1806
85T8
Oct 09, 2012 elmakebabi elmakebabi
72T7
Sep 12, 2012 andymalafaia andymalafaia
60T7
Aug 03, 2012 B_Side B-Side
75T6
Jul 03, 2012 netsirhc
8T9
Jun 25, 2012 Linara Linara
87T5
Jun 25, 2012 viniciusjn viniciusjn
90T9
Jun 17, 2012 JM1138
73T7
Jun 10, 2012 DerDude DerDude
9T9
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
66T5
Apr 29, 2012 conatus conatus
70T5
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
66T7
Apr 07, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
74T6
Feb 12, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
91T9
Nov 30, 2011 theyshoot11
70T5
#600
Oct 18, 2011 BaalMan
75T5
Oct 12, 2011 P_Lemgruber burmashave
89T8
Oct 06, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
67T9
Jun 29, 2011 jodamico jodamico
81T9
Mar 20, 2011 gaucho
7T10
Jan 28, 2011 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
73T7
Jan 03, 2011 jef_costello jef costello
81T8
Dec 21, 2010 svenerik svenerik
85T7
Yes, one misses the garish hues of Sirk's color work, but Malone, Stack & Hudson are marvelous together and c'mon, Bill Faulkner wrote it!
Dec 01, 2010 Madeline Madeline
91T6
Nov 04, 2010 ladyspiggott ladyspiggott
85T9
Oct 07, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
5T8
Sep 28, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
100T10
Sep 12, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
75T8
Sep 10, 2010 frg frg
10T10
Aug 30, 2010 Dally Dally
80T7
Aug 16, 2010 m4th3u5
90T8
May 05, 2010 rudolf55
88T7
Apr 30, 2010 Derrick_X Derrick X
86T10
Mar 10, 2010 margot margot
97T8
Feb 14, 2010 hehejaja hehejaja
60T4
Jan 19, 2010 onetwothree
80T10
Jan 14, 2010 theyshoot10
69T4
624
Jan 01, 2010 kastenm kastenm
74T7
Dec 02, 2009 cinebaixar
80T6
Nov 30, 2009 Walterpoa Walterpoa
57T3
Oct 28, 2009 Vertiggo Vertiggo
77T6
Oct 26, 2009 winds winds
7T10
Sep 15, 2009 Jos Jos
88T9
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3T8
Jul 08, 2009 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
72T5
Photographically, this is some of Sirk's best work, even in black and white... especially in the stunning aviation sequences, but also the moody lighting. And some of the dialogue sparkles (which is likely more Faulkner's doing than Sirk's) and Hudson delivers a speech worthy of Chayefsky. But otherwise it's not that hot. Sirk does melodrama better than anyone, and the movie is certainly watchable, but there just isn't much to it. Still worth seeing, though.
Jun 02, 2009 spiritofeden
87T10
Apr 28, 2009 flowing flowing
69T7
Apr 22, 2009 imdb imdb
73T8
Apr 09, 2009 Seryxa Seryxa
0T3
Unsatisfactory attempt to reunite the talents of _Written on the Wind_; a dull story, very boringly presented.
Mar 19, 2009 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
83T8
Sirk melodrama's just not the same without technicolor. Even so, it's pretty enthralling and the characters are deeply flawed but still make you root for them.
Feb 10, 2009 undinum undinum
95T10
Feb 02, 2009 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
75T9
Jan 09, 2009 schnofel schnofel
50T4
Dec 19, 2008 theyshoot08
72T5
556
Sep 24, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
73T9
Sep 01, 2008 coltrane
4T5
Apr 30, 2008 Mango
4T5
Apr 27, 2008 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
80T7
Apr 16, 2008 soliloquist soliloquist
51T1
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
41T5
Mar 01, 2008 theyshoot07
71T6
# 573
Jan 10, 2008 gsmiller
50T2
Dec 19, 2007 Moribunny Moribunny
78T9
It's true that some of Sirk's striking, expressive visual style is lost without the colors, but The Tarnished Angels is still very good. It's a bit similar to his more celebrated Written on the Wind (Rock Hudson is after Robert Stack's woman) and I actually like this one a bit better. It's not an easy movie. Goes without saying it's a contrived melodrama that betrays the genre by being so dense and complicated, but this one also has not one likable character, not even Hudson's.
Dec 10, 2007 welike
50T10
May 05, 2007 Stain Stain
50T4
Douglas Sirk without his highly artificial colors is just not that fun. Also I'm kind of tired of this "Hollywood High Drama" style of movie, which is also highly artificial but not in a good way
Apr 27, 2007 Theyshootpic
46T6
Average Tier 6.76 from 131 Rankings rss