The Man and the Moment (1929)

  |  Comedy, Romance


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28 September 2017 | salvidienusorfitus
| Delightful film
This is a delightful Part Talking film with a beautiful Synchronized Score. I especially enjoyed the theme song "Just a Lucky Moment" which is played and sung several times in the film. Even though the story is a little silly, Billie Dove makes this film a delight to watch. Gwen Lee is hilarious as the (married!) gold digger trying to take Rod La Rocque away from Billie Dove.

It's a shame that although so many of her early sound films for First National survive --- including Night Watch (1928), Adoration (1928), Careers (1929), Man And The Moment (1929), Sweethearts And Wives (1930), Lady Who Dared (1931) --- only two are readily available...Only Night At Susie's (1930) and A Notorious Affair (1930). Hopefully more of her work becomes available in the near future. The existence of a print of "The Man and the Moment" in Italy has been known for decades so I don't understand why some reviewers are claiming it was previously lost. No doubt when one of the others are listed are made available - they will again claim the same thing. Must be a marketing ploy. Prints exist for the above mentioned films in Italy, the Czech Republic, Wisconsin-Madison, UCLA and the Library of Congress.

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7 July 1929



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