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23 Ratings

The Great Moment

Directed by Preston Sturges
United States, 1944
Drama, Comedy, Biography


The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

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The Great Moment Directed by Preston Sturges

Critics reviews

It may be [Sturges’] most characteristic and revealing work: bluntly mixing broad slapstick with earnest drama, displaying an ingrained cynicism toward social institutions but a deep faith in individual conscience, it is very much of a piece with the madcap romps that preceded it.
April 22, 2015
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