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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 13 December 1933 (USA)
Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »

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(story "Burnt Offering") (as Willis Maxwell Goodhue), (screenplay) (as Willis M. Goodhue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Paulino
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District Attorney John Grant
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Gov. Dick Crawford
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Mrs. Edith Crawford
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Mrs. Watts
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Father Ryan
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Mr. Moran
Aggie Herring ...
Mrs. Moran
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Captain of Detectives (as Joe Girard)
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Matron
Harvey Clark
Rolfe Sedan ...
Stage Manager
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Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves. Written by Kieran Kenney

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Straight to every woman's heart! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Passed
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13 December 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Woman in the Chair  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Music cues 'Nora Theme' and 'Love Theme', composed by Heinz Roemheld and introduced in this film, were used in other films produced by numerous low-budget studios in the mid-1930's, including Universal and Republic. See more »

Quotes

District Attorney John Grant: And to me he was just a figurehead that I had groomed for the governorship to further my own political power. When I finally got wind of what was going on, he had become a damned important figurehead.
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Referenced in Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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bizarre, fast moving, B-movie, about a woman facing the Electric Chair
18 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film's not quite what you expect from 1933, the trailer boasts that it uses the famous 'narratage' technique from Preston Sturges's The Power and Glory, with Flashbacks and narration; then Flashbacks within Flashbacks. At just sixty five minutes the plot twists are great and the old fashioned dialog is really quite funny.

Made on a tight budget, it manages to look like a bigger movie using library footage and cleaver back projection. Overall well worth watching just for the novelty value.


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