The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her... See full summary »
Her Private Life is a lost 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Billie Dove, Walter Pidgeon and Holmes Herbert. The plot concerns an English aristocrat... See full summary »
Heiress Teddy Simpson avoids boredom by calling random men to flirt despite having a fiance, Rob Winslow. Trouble arises when she meets a few of them and they expect to marry her. She must ... See full summary »
The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance ... See full summary »
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Shoplifter Linda Wilson doesn't care much for life inside or outside jail until she starts a relationship with prison psychiatrist Philip Duncan. When the Warden asks her to break off the ... See full summary »
Gypsy Melody is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Lupe Velez, Alfred Rode and Jerry Verno. It was made at Elstree Studios. The sets were ... See full summary »
In French Indochina, a magistrate is assigned to investigate the murder of his boss. Unknown to him, the boss had a policy of requiring the wives of his subordinates to sleep with him if ... See full summary »
THE MAN AND THE MOMENT is a part-talkie silent film starring Billie Dove as a wayward pilot and Rod La Rocque as a hapless millionaire. She crashes into his speed boat in the middle of a bizarre "polo" match at sea and also crashes the plans of greedy Gwen Lee regarding La Rocque. Decent little comedy once on the lost list. This has been restored and reassembled using a silent version and matching it up with Vitaphone disks. The problem is in the talking sequences which were cut down for the silent version, so the people at Warner inserted intertitles during the talking sequences to "sync" the film. Works pretty well (although I spotted a few typos). As bizarre as the polo scene is (sound effects) there's an even more outrageous scene in a nightclub that features a giant water tank filled with swimming women. It doesn't look quite right either in proportion or speed (compared to the dancers) but creates a dazzling effect, especially once Billie Dove jumps in and swims around. Dove is very good and so is Gwen Lee as the blonde shark. I never liked La Rocque's speaking voice in early talkies and he sounds prissy here as well. Still nice to see another lost film restored and available!
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