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Nora Prentiss

Released 1947
Distributor Warner Bros.

Ann Sheridan specialized in tough but good-hearted cookies—in Vincent Sherman’s 1947 thriller that good heart is sorely tested. Sheridan plays Nora Prentiss, a nightclub singer who falls into an uneasy affair with a surgeon played by Kent Smith. Things go off the rails when the volatile doctor fakes his death and takes Nora along for the ride. James Wong Howe’s cinematography is the ne plus ultra of noir lighting.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.