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Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir  |  22 February 1947 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kent Smith ...
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Robert Alda ...
Phil Dinardo, Cafe Owner
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Lucy Talbot
John Ridgely ...
Walter Bailey, Heart Patient
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Gregory Talbot
Wanda Hendrix ...
Bonita 'Bunny' Talbot
Helen Brown ...
Miss Judson, Talbot's Nurse
Rory Mallinson ...
Fleming, Talbot's Lawyer
Harry Shannon ...
San Francisco Homicide Lieutenant
James Flavin ...
District Attorney
Douglas Kennedy ...
NYC Emergency Room doctor
Don McGuire ...
Truck Driver who Hits Nora
Clifton Young ...
Policeman arresting Truck Driver
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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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22 February 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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

In the first scene in the doctor's office after the accident, Nora says "I see you're married", but Dr. Talbot isn't wearing a wedding ring and at no point in the film does he wear one. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Richard Talbot aka Robert Thompson: I'm writing a paper on ailments of the heart.
Nora Prentiss: A paper? I could write a book!
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Connections

Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Berceuse in D Flat Major, Op. 57
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played on the piano at the cabin
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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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