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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.

Director:

Richard Sale

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screenplay), George Carleton Brown (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Nora Gilpin
Joseph Cotten ... John Raymond Jr.
Cecil Kellaway ... Harry Gilpin
Basil Ruysdael ... Dr. Jackson
Jim Backus ... Michael Hogan
Irene Ryan ... Nurse Kay
John Ridgely ... Tim McCarey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Nova Lou Nova ... Fighter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half an Angel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Porky's (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Sophisticated Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Played throughout the movie
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Cute Film!!!
17 April 2005 | by filmloverladySee 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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