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AVAILABLE NOW ON LIMITED-EDITION BLU-RAY AND DVD!

THE SIN OF NORA MORAN

RETURNS WITH A STUNNING RESTORATION!

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.

The limited edition Blu-ray and DVD edition 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

FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER...

To celebrate The Sin of Nora Moran release, we are holding a Willy Wonka-esque giveaway!

 

 

To celebrate The Sin of Nora Moran (1933), we've sealed a special certificate inside one of the 1,500 Blu-ray copies made. To the Blu-ray owner that finds this winning ticket inside their Blu-ray case, the ticket holder will receive a framed, 27” x 41”, hand-pulled lithograph of the film’s original poster by painter Alberto Vargas - deemed one of the most iconic posters in film history! 

 

Printed on Coventry 100% cotton archival paper with the finest quality archival ink using a rare, antique German Dufa printing press, by Society Ltd. (1999), the poster comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) (Blu-ray)

Synopsis: Zita Johann takes on the title role of 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! The intrigue surrounding The Sin of Nora Moran is augmented by the film's iconic poster, designed by painter Alberto Vargas, acclaimed as one of the greatest movie posters ever made.

  • Retail Price: $24.99

  • Release Date: 7-29-2020

  • Runtime: 65 minutes

  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Pre-Code

  • Language: English

  • Color/BW: BW

  • Special Features: Original documentary, The Mysterious Life of Zita Johann, created by Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; Exclusive Blu-ray only collector's booklet featuring commentary from film historian and producer Samuel M. Sherman

Starring: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey, Sarah Padden, Henry B. Walthall

Directed By: Phil Goldstone

The Sin of Nora Moran (1933) (DVD)

Synopsis: Zita Johann takes on the title role of 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! The intrigue surrounding The Sin of Nora Moran is augmented by the film's iconic poster, designed by painter Alberto Vargas, acclaimed as one of the greatest movie posters ever made.

  • Retail Price: $19.99

  • Release Date: 7-29-2020

  • Runtime: 65 minutes

  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Pre-Code

  • Language: English

  • Color/BW: BW

  • Special Features: Original documentary, The Mysterious Life of Zita Johann, created by Daniel Griffith at Ballyhoo Motion Pictures

Starring: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey, Sarah Padden, Henry B. Walthall

Directed By: Phil Goldstone

STARRING

Zita Johann

Zita Johann stars as the ill-fated title character, Nora Moran, the young woman with a terrible secret.

Alan Dinehart

Alan Dinehart stars as District Attorney John Grant, sister to Mrs. Edith Crawford.

Claire Du Brey

Claire Du Brey plays Mrs. Edith Crawford, sister to John Grant and wife of Dick Crawford.

John Miljan

John Miljan takes on the role of Paulino, the circus lion-tamer.

 Paul Cavanagh

Paul Cavanagh plays the debonair Dick Crawford, the candidate for Governor.

Henry B. Walthall

Henry B Whitehall takes on the role of Father Ryan, leader of the orphanage.

DIRECTED BY: Phil Goldstone    PRODUCED BY: Larry Darmour, Phil Goldstone    WRITTEN BY: W. Maxwell Goodhue, Frances Hyland

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