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Harry Gilpin
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Michael Hogan
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Tim McCarey
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Nora Gilpin is a demure nurse, who has just become engaged to her long-time beau, Tim. She is also secretly fighting her attraction to attorney, John Raymond, whom she insists she dislikes. However, at night, she sleepwalks and adopts a different --and sexier-- personality. Nora then seeks out John and expresses her true feelings for him. Written by afsnowbird

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You meet the nicest people when you walk in your sleep and you do the DARNDEST things!

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5 May 1951 (USA)  »

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A Vida Secreta de Nora  »

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Trivia

During pre-production, freelancer Loretta Young had director approval, and very reluctantly was talked into accepting Jules Dassin. Ten days into shooting she refused to work with him any further, telling the producer to either replace her or the director. Overnight Dassin was dropped and she approved Richard Sale, who completed the film. See more »

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(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
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Music by Walter Donaldson
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Is this on VHS or will this film ever be shown on cable tv?
24 August 2001 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I really like Loretta Young films. I think she was a great actress in her time. I would like to see more of her films such as Paula, Half Angel, etc. I really hope that some of her rarely seemed films such as Paula and Half Angel...is available on video tapes.


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