Nora Prentiss (1947)


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A successful San Francisco doctor, Richard Talbot (Kent Smith) leads an ordinary, if unhappy married life. He meets a nightclub singer, Nora Prentiss (Ann Sheridan), but is unable to ask his wife for a divorce. The disappointed Nora moves to New York to pursue her career. Lonely and obsessed by his love for Nora, Richard fakes his own death, using the body of one of his patients who has died suddenly. The police begin investigating the death as a possible murder. Nora's career blossoms, as … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Phillip MacDonald, N. Richard Nash, Philip MacDonald
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 7, 2009
Warner Bros.



as Dr. Richard Talbot

as Nora Prentiss

as Dr. Joel Merriam

as Nick Dinardos

as Lucy Talbot

as Lucy Talbot

as Walter Bailey

as Gregory Talbot

as Bonita Talbot

as Miss Judson

as Fleming

as Police Lieutenant

as District Attorney

as Truck Driver

as Policeman

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Sheriff

as Turnkey

as Mrs. Dobie

as Bystander

as Flower Woman

as Mrs. Sterritt

as Rod the Piano Player

as Oberlin

as Newsboy

as Doorman

as Doorman

as Doorman

as Captain of Waiters

as Policeman

as Reporter

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Chauffeur, Billie

as Detective

as Detective

as Newspaper Man

as Clerk at Court

as Newsboy

as Chaplain
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Critic Reviews for Nora Prentiss

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 20, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Melodrama com aura noir cuja artificialidade se tornou evidente ą medida que o filme envelheceu. De todo modo, Sheridan estį linda e Smith cria um personagem trįgico e maldito que ainda desperta nosso interesse.

May 15, 2006
Cinema em Cena

If you were Nora Prentiss, would you keep your mouth shut?

Full Review… | April 18, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Nora Prentiss

the film synopsis leads one to believe that nora prentiss ruins the life of a respected doctor but as gorgeous as ann sheridan is, she's much too sweet for a femme fatale. this is considered a 'woman's noir' but the story is really that of dr. richard talbot, consumed by guilt and increasingly paranoid. it's hard for me to see why nora prentiss stands by him when he was too much a coward to simply ask his wife for a divorce. of course that would've been a much less dramatic film

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Ann is very sensual and glam here, this was one of her biggest hits, the story is nothing you haven't seen before but she makes it worth your while.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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