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Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 5 May 1951 (USA)
Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.



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Complete credited cast:
Harry Gilpin
Dr. Jackson
Michael Hogan
Nurse Kay
Tim McCarey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Nova ...
Fighter (scenes deleted)


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!


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

5 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Half an Angel  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in Porky's (1981) See more »


(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played on the radio while Raymond and Ofc. Callahan are outside talking
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Cute Film!!!
17 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on one of the cable channels, and it is adorable. Loretta Young is as beautiful as ever, and Joseph Cotton is his usual handsome self! The supporting players are also wonderful and you will recognize each one-The story line is a little silly, but you must take into consideration that the film is from 1951- As a film buff, I am aware that this era was a time for musicals and light comedies, and this film is light- You won't have to figure out plot twists or hidden meanings, the film is straight forward fun-If you are looking for a film that is entertaining and fine for the whole family than try this one-Stay with it,and I am sure you will enjoy it. A fun film!

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