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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 birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.