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The Man and the Moment

Directed by George Fitzmaurice
United States, 1929
Comedy, Romance


Two young people get married for the wrong reasons, and after being chased for a day, they decide they belong together.

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The Man and the Moment Directed by George Fitzmaurice

Critics reviews

It was a long “lost” First National film found in Europe, and may be one of the most remarkable films ever produced in Hollywood. That sounds like a preposterous assertion—surely we would have heard of such a film by now, even if only by reputation. I can only surmise that it is because its stars and director are not among those names from the silent era that have passed into legend. The Man and the Moment was not just overlooked; it was not even looked for. It is time we had a look now.
May 31, 2016
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A charming proto-screwball comedy, it’s about a marriage of convenience between a rich playboy and an impetuous adventuress that ends up destroying planes, boats and nightclub aquariums. Made during the transition to sound, it exemplifies the stereotype of that era’s stiff, static line readings. It has snap and vigor in the silent sequences, and grinds to a halt for dialogue.
May 03, 2016
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