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Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Music  |  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
Robert Arthur ...
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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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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A mouth like hers is just for kissing not for telling See more »

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22 February 1947 (USA)  »

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The Sentence  »

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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 the surgeons are washing up for an operation, before gloves, the elder surgeon touches the door before going inside the surgery room. 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

Would You Like a Souvenir?
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl and Eddie Cherkose
Sung by Ann Sheridan during Nora's act
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Would You Keep Your Mouth Shut...?
7 December 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Ann Sheridan gives an effective performance as the title character who has not had much luck when it comes to love. Unfortunately her luck only gets worse.

Kent Smith's character Dr. Talbot completely turns his life inside out and upside down in order to be with Ann Sheridan. (If there is anyone worth turning your life inside out for, it's Ann Sheridan ;-).

A worthy entry in the Film Noir canon, Nora Prentiss reveals two characters desperate to find happiness...but at what cost?

This film also has one of my favorite lines from a movie poster:

Would You Keep Your Mouth Shut If You Were Nora Prentiss?


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