Nora Prentiss (1947)

October 15, 2009


One of my all-time favorite film noirs is Nora Prentiss -- a movie about a clean cut doctor, a punctual family guy who gets tangled up with a sultry nightclub singer who is most certainly not his wife. One night Ann Sheridan (Nora Prentiss, of course) ends up in his office with a slightly beat up leg after getting blind-sided by a car. The first meeting is innocent enough, if you discount the good doctor's glazed-over look when Ann lifts up her skirt to reveal her hurt leg.

Naturally they meet up again... and again... and again... until Doc is missing his favorite daughter's birthday! Nice going, Dad! Little by little the weight of the affair is crushing him- he can't bear it anymore. He does something drastic. And this, my friends, is where the sad but harmless love affair story becomes a whole lot grittier. I won't give anything away, but it's really interesting!

I have to admit, regardless of how fond I am of the movie as a whole, I really just look forward to two brief moments. They last about 2 minutes or less each, but they are certainly the highlights of the film. Ann Sheridan.... she sings!




By the way, I desperately want this dress.


7 comments:

Mercurie said...

Ann Sheridan really did have a great voice for torch singing. Simply incredible.

Tom said...

This poster, I just love it. Really one of the sexiest I've ever seen. The songs are great; thanks for posting these!

vivienne strauss said...

it looks like a great movie! I just made the mistake of looking up the availability and TCM gives away the whole movie in the description :( That black dress is beautiful, you should use it for WIWIWT.

Lolita said...

Thanks for the film tip! I love film noir, but I only want to see good ones! ;)
I wonder if I will be able to have any sympathy for the doctor... after all, he has a "favorite" daughter! What a son of a bitch!

CagneyFan said...

ITA. Ann Sheridan did have a wonderful singing voice. You mentioned TORRID ZONE recently. She sings in that, of course. She also sings in SAN QUENTIN. Thanks for translating those songs from NORA PRENTISS into MP3 files. Looking forward to listening.

Nice review!

Keith said...

Hey there. I hope this finds you doing well. I also hope you've had a great weekend so far. Take care. Have a nice week. Cheers!

Daniela said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore Ann Sheridan! But I haven't seen Nora Prentiss. I am a sucker for the classic film noirs. I got to get to it then right away! I am dying to see this movie now! :)