Monday, July 4, 2011

Dawn's top 5 favorite Angels from Classic Movies.

You can find Angels in: comedies, dramas, cartoons, television series, and musicals. Angels are part of the story to help the main character, but... sometimes they also learn something from us mortals.

1. Mr. Jordan and Messenger 7013 in the film, Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).
Robert Montgomery, plays a boxer whose is prematurely taken by an apprentice angel named Messenger 7013. Mr. Jordan, the supervising angel, has to help find a new body for the boxer’s soul. This wonderful comedy is very touching.

2. Charles, in the film, For Heaven’s Sake (1950).
The story is about an Angel named Charles, who is sent to earth on an important assignment. There is a special place in heaven for the souls of babies waiting to be born, and two of them are getting anxious. Their prospective parents are postponing parenthood because they are not ready to be parents. Charles appears as a rancher and another angel—a theatrical backer—to get them to change their minds. A very charming movie.

3. The Angelic Helpers in the film, Angels in the Outfield (1951).
Paul Douglas is the temperamental manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Janet Leigh as the reporter who befriends him after a little girl from an orphanage announces that she sees angels on the baseball diamond.

4. Clarence in the film, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).
Probably the most well known angel in the history of movies is Clarence, who has a very unconventional way of helping George Bailey by showing him what life would have been like if he had not been born. Travers wonderful performance make us believe that every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings.

5. Dudley in the film, The Bishop’s Wife (1947).
The most handsomest angel is, Cary Grant’s Dudley, who arrives at Christmas to guide a clergyman who has neglected his family and his faith and become too caught up in the effort to build a cathedral. The most touching moments is when Dudley realizes that even heaven does not match the pleasures of  family.


  1. Dawn, Dudley would top my list and Clarence would be #2. I'd also include Conductor 71 from A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN). Fun topic!

  2. What a fantastic list! I only saw It's a Wonderful Life, so thanks for the recommendations.

  3. Rick, I have not seen the film, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. But, your angelic film recommendation reminded me of the wonderful film, A Guy Named Joe, another favorite.

    Lesya, Thank you.. I hope you enjoy the films as much as I did. Thank you for stopping by.

  4. What an awesome idea for a list!! Enjoyed it very much! Thank you, Dawn! - and I ring a bell for Clarence.. ;")

  5. Irene, I would love to see your list of favorite classic movie Angels.


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