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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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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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Trivia

Rodney's monthly allowance check for $4,000, dated October 15, 1932 as seen in the film, would equate to nearly $75,000 in 2017. See more »

Goofs

In the montage depicting Rodney going to the horse races instead of work, one shot shows Churchill Downs in Kentucky with its distinctive twin spires on the grandstand - which is nowhere close to New York City, of course. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rodney Deane: Here, we're going out.
Abby Fane: Going out?
Rodney Deane: Yeah, the whole family's waiting for us.
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Soundtracks

Say What You Mean, and Mean What You're Saying to Me
(uncredited)
Written by Gerald Marks
Performed by Carole Lombard
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Into every marriage some rain must fall...
21 October 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Gene Raymond and Carole Lombard, both 25, star in one of the abundant upper crust society pictures made in the early 1930s. Raymond is Rodney Deane, and brings singer Abbey Fane (Lombard) home to meet the family. Abbey is quite cordial to Deane's family, but they are less than enthusiastic to meet her, and things go downhill from there. Lombard had been in films, silents & talkies, for 10 years already, so she is a little more polished here. No real surprises in this one; they needed a comical sidekick, like Edward Everett Horton, or Eric Blore to spice things up. In this one, Abbey does have a sidekick "Steve" (Arthur Hohl) , but he has a small, bland part. She would also make Lady by Choice with Hohl, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith with G. Raymond. A pleasant little film, all neatly wrapped up in an hour & 10 minutes. The film production code must have kicked in already at Columbia Pictures, since it is scrubbed clean of any naughty lines or double entendres. Lombard even sings a song (as of today, its not listed in the "soundtracks" section yet.. anyone know that song?) Good to see performances by Lombard and Raymond, but it is light fluff, and the actors weren't challenged.


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