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Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 5 May 1951 (USA)
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.... See full summary »

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Nora Gilpin
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John Raymond Jr.
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Harry Gilpin
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Dr. Jackson
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Michael Hogan
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Nurse Kay
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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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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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My Castle in the Sand
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by Loretta Young
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Loretta Young is half angel & half devil...neither performance believable
24 October 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Misshapen piece of fluff, a capricious bit of harmless whimsy that may go down easier at three in the morning when one is apt to be less demanding. Loretta Young is a starchy, spinsterish nurse, about to marry the cloddish man she's been putting off for five years, when suddenly her repressed desire to flirt with a strictly-business attorney takes over her body while she's sleepwalking, leading to a series of romantic confusions. Robert Riskin is responsible for the script, which he adapted from a story by George Carleton Brown; both men are strictly behind-the-times in terms of a saucy bedroom comedy (although Young is certainly attractive dressed in a very sheer negligee!). Joseph Cotten looks rather incredulous at being caught in such a juvenile scenario, and the tone of the picture is wobbly right from the start. Colorful supporting players (Jim Backus, Irene Ryan, and the always-reliable Cecil Kellaway) add some sparkle, however the movie hinges on Young's performance and she's much more annoying than seductive. ** from ****


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