The Poverty Row, Pre-Code marvel that stunned audiences when released in 1933 stars Zita Johann as Nora Moran, a young woman sentenced to death for a murder she did not commit. Awaiting her sentence, Nora explores the patterns of her life in a dream-like haze, including the dark secret that could change not only her own fate, but the fate of those she holds most dear.
Directed by Phil Goldstone, The Sin of Nora Moran masterfully utilizes flashbacks, dreams and hallucinations to tell the tale of fateful doom, true to the thematic style of the Pre-Code era.
A star of stage and screen, Johann was fresh from performances in Boris Karloff’s The Mummy (1932) and Edward G. Robinson’s Tiger Shark (1932) before delivering a haunting performance as Nora Moran. Also starring John Miljan, Alan Dinehart and Paul Cavanagh, as the many surrounding Nora Moran who play a part in sealing her fate.
Starring: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey, Sarah Padden, Henry B. Walthall
Directed By: Phil Goldstone
The limited edition Blu-ray of The Sin of Nora Moran includes…
- A stunning 4K restoration of the film from the original 35mm camera negative from the UCLA Film & Television Archive
- An original documentary on the star of the film – The Mysterious Life of Zita Johann – from Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
- A Blu-ray exclusive collector’s booklet with commentary on the preservation of the film from film historian and producer Samuel M. Sherman