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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 13 December 1933 (USA)
Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Goldstone

Writers:

W. Maxwell Goodhue (story "Burnt Offering") (as Willis Maxwell Goodhue), W. Maxwell Goodhue (screenplay) (as Willis M. Goodhue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zita Johann ... Nora Moran
John Miljan ... Paulino
Alan Dinehart ... District Attorney John Grant
Paul Cavanagh ... Gov. Dick Crawford
Claire Du Brey ... Mrs. Edith Crawford
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Watts
Henry B. Walthall ... Father Ryan
Otis Harlan ... Mr. Moran
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Mrs. Moran
Cora Sue Collins ... Nora Moran, as a Child
Joseph W. Girard ... Captain of Detectives (as Joe Girard)
Ann Brody ... Matron
Syd Saylor
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark
Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan ... Stage Manager
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Storyline

Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves. Written by Kieran Kenney

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A MAJESTIC PICTURE which proudly leads the outstanding screen attractions of 1934 (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voice from the Grave See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Larry Darmour Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Sunday 9 January 1949 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

Quotes

Matron: [as prison guard reads writ of execution] All right, read it here. Can't you read it to yourself?
Prison guard: I guess I could do that. Maybe if I just mumbled it would be all right.
Matron: Mumble and be damned.
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Referenced in Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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bizarre, fast moving, B-movie, about a woman facing the Electric Chair
18 November 2001 | by KitrenoSee all my reviews

This film's not quite what you expect from 1933, the trailer boasts that it uses the famous 'narratage' technique from Preston Sturges's The Power and Glory, with Flashbacks and narration; then Flashbacks within Flashbacks. At just sixty five minutes the plot twists are great and the old fashioned dialog is really quite funny.

Made on a tight budget, it manages to look like a bigger movie using library footage and cleaver back projection. Overall well worth watching just for the novelty value.


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