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The Dark Angel was Merle Oberon's first film for Samuel Goldwyn. Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, and Wyndham Standing starred in a very successful silent version of The Dark Angel for Goldwyn in 1925, directed by George Fitzmaurice (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.1208). Most reviews commented that the two versions were equally good. Art director Richard Day won an Academy Award for his work on the picture, which was also nominated in the sound recording category. Oberon received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film. Oberon starred in a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast version of the story on June 22, 1936.