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Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969)

R | | Crime, Drama | 19 August 1969 (USA)
The overweight debutante daughter of the world's wealthiest couple falls in with a gang of tripped out, skydiving pseudo-reactionary pop stars, who take their beliefs of the American ideal ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Jones ... Astrid Steele
Jordan Christopher ... Bogart Peter Stuyvesant
Holly Near ... Tara Nicole Steele
Lou Rawls ... Joe
Charles Aidman ... Willy Steele
Davey Davison ... Anna Livia
Roddy McDowall ... Santoro
Marty Brill ... Maitre D'
Carol Costello Carol Costello ... Maitre D's Wife
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Paulette
Sandrine Gobet Sandrine Gobet ... Tara Nicole - Age 3
Joan Calhoun Joan Calhoun ... Tara Nicole - Age 8
Rudy Battaglia Rudy Battaglia ... Tony
George Ostos George Ostos ... Rudolph
Romo Vincent ... Cotton Candy Salesman
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The overweight debutante daughter of the world's wealthiest couple falls in with a gang of tripped out, skydiving pseudo-reactionary pop stars, who take their beliefs of the American ideal to profoundly impossible heights. Written by Doug Mosurak <marumaru@andrew.cmu.edu>

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Why should Bogart Peter Stuyvesant go to war and kill strangers, when the pickings are better in his own bedroom? See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cult of the Damned See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debuts of Holly Near and Lou Rawls. See more »

Quotes

Astrid Steele: In my heart of hearts I'm a sexual tramp.
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Connections

Featured in Grindhouse Horrors (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Revelation
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Sung by Jordan Christopher
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Jen misses Selznick
4 June 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In her next to last film Jennifer Jones plays once again a decadent over sexed sultry figure in Angel Angel Down We Go. In the film she did a few years back The Idol Jones plays an older woman who flips for her son's friend who just looks at her as someone he wants to nail. But The Idol was classic next to this one.

Jennifer Jones and Charles Aidman play a rich power couple who have a daughter Holly Near who's no Miss Junior Miss. Still her status requires she be given a coming out as any débutante must have. At that party she meets Jordan Christopher who is a second hand version of Christopher Jones's character Max Frost from Wild In The Streets. He hangs out with a group of Manson like followers that include Davey Davison, Roddy McDowall, and Lou Rawls. With her millions they welcome Holly into their group all the while Christopher takes aim on Jones.

We learned here that Jeanne Crain showed uncommon good judgment in turning this film down. Watching Charles Aidman I thought he was imitating Jason Robards and maybe Jason was who was originally thought of to play the father. I guess that Aidman was having his own little joke knowing he was in a Thanksgiving Day special.

The Idol and Angel Angel Down We Go were both made after the death of David O. Selznick, Jennifer Jones's second husband and career Svengali. Selznick sure had his faults but there ain't no way he would have let his wife appear in those two films, especially Angel Angel Down We Go.

Jones was apparently no good at charting her own career, but her final film was The Towering Inferno where she played the part of a respectable widow who stays respectable.

Jordan Christopher was imitating Jim Morrison in his role and I can't believe that they didn't give the genuine talent of Lou Rawls a song to sing.

Fans of Jennifer Jones will not like Angel Angel Down We Go.


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