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Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 22 February 1947 (USA)
Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Phil Dinardo, Cafe Owner
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Lucy Talbot
John Ridgely ...
Walter Bailey, Heart Patient
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Gregory Talbot
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Bonita 'Bunny' Talbot
Helen Brown ...
Miss Judson, Talbot's Nurse
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Fleming, Talbot's Lawyer
Harry Shannon ...
San Francisco Homicide Lieutenant
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District Attorney
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NYC Emergency Room doctor
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Truck Driver who Hits Nora
Clifton Young ...
Policeman arresting Truck Driver
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Storyline

Quiet, organised Dr Talbot meets nightclub singer Nora Prentiss when she is slightly hurt in a street accident. Despite her misgivings they become heavily involved and Talbot finds he is faced with the choice of leaving Nora or divorcing his wife. When a patient expires in his office, a third option seems to present itself. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Loving her once is once to often! See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir

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22 February 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sheilah Graham reported that Ann Sheridan had an infection in one ear during production, and during the final shots of the film, could only be photographed from one side. See more »

Goofs

When Nora and Talbot are driving across the bridge, near the end of the scene, cars are suddenly passing them on the wrong side going the other direction, and a sign for Old Gold cigarettes in the background is reversed, revealing the rear projection screen images have been flipped. See more »

Quotes

Nora Prentiss: [driver and cop looking at her legs] I've been examined already!
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Connections

Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Darkness on the Delta
Music by Jerry Livingston
Lyrics by Al Neiburg (as Al J. Nieburg) and Marty Symes
Played at various points in the movie
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30 September 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I thought this film noir was excellent. I really felt the anguish Talbot goes through because he did NOT kill anyone but got himself into a terrible situation just because of love. I can understand how wanting to love someone could make a person turn his whole life upside down. It gave everyone around him awful consequences. Guilt pulled them down.

Ann Sheridan and Kent Smith gave first rate performances. The direction and atmosphere make this a superior film noir even if it perhaps was made as a B movie. The sets and the costumes contribute to the feeling.

It's interesting to see how far Hollywood could go at the time to show sin and people committing crimes. The main characters, all though lovers, never share a bedroom. They are respectable to the end.


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