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Brief Moment (1933)

A dissolute rich society boy marries a worldly nightclub singer, and she begins to have a wholly unexpected effect on him.

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Abby Fane
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Rodney Deane
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Franklin Deane
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Harold Sigrift
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Steve Walsh
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Joan
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Mrs. Deane
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Mr. Deane
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Count Armand
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Kay Deane
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Alfred
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Higgins, Office Manager
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A dissolute rich society boy marries a worldly nightclub singer, and she begins to have a wholly unexpected effect on him.

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29 September 1933 (USA)  »

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A Intrusa  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Harold Sigrift, the character played by Monroe Owsley, was based on the New York author, broadcaster, actor, and member of the Algonquin Round Table Alexander Woollcott. See more »

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Version of Sing Sinner Sing (1933) See more »

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Say What You Mean, and Mean What You're Saying to Me
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Written by Gerald Marks
Performed by Carole Lombard
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Brief, but entertaining...
8 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Typical quick time 'soap opera' churned out by all the studios to fulfill their theater chain commitments. This COLUMBIA PICTURES effort clocks in at 71 minutes and entertains for most of them. Not a classic but well worth watching.

The story is a typical one of the period, working girl played by Carole Lombard (ABBY FANE) falls in love and marries upper crust scion. Being in 'show business' she does not meet with approval of her in-laws. The husband played by Gene Raymond (RODNEY DEANE) is a aimless but wealthy drifter heavily under the influence of his friend played by Monroe Owsley (SIG).

ABBY keeps trying to get RODNEY to stand on his own feet and become the man she believes he is. SIG at his parasitical best tries to hold on to a good thing, which means plenty of Booze, Night Clubs and 'Fast Times'! ABBY seeks help from RODNEYs' family to get him on the straight path, but no luck. Usual misunderstandings, separation and then RODNEY has a epiphany realizing ABBY was right all along. Redeems himself and true love triumphs.

Carole Lombard portrays her role with intelligence and sensitivity. Hard to believe this attractive and lithe actress the previous decade was a chubby comedian at MACK SENNETT. Gene Raymond a amiable though limited actor fulfills what is required of him. Monroe Owsley has his parasite gig down to a 'T', making a career of such roles. Though his character of 'SIG' is always in the company of women you get the feeling he swims both ways and his friendship with RODNEY may be more then platonic.


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