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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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The Sentence  »

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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 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: [finishing her bandage] There, it doesn't look bad.
Nora Prentiss: The bandage or the leg?
Dr. Richard Talbot aka Robert Thompson: Young lady, I...
Nora Prentiss: Can't you decide, doctor?
Dr. Richard Talbot aka Robert Thompson: Well, I made the bandage. I didn't make the leg.
Nora Prentiss: [laughs]
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Connections

Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Cares What People Say?
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung briefly by Ann Sheridan while Nora and Talbot dance
Also sung by Ann Sheridan at the Sea Gull Cafe
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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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