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Brief Moment (1933)

 |  Drama  |  29 September 1933 (USA)
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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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Abby Fane
Gene Raymond ...
Rodney Deane
Donald Cook ...
Franklin Deane
Monroe Owsley ...
Harold Sigrift
Arthur Hohl ...
Steve Walsh
Irene Ware ...
Joan
Theresa Maxwell Conover ...
Mrs. Deane
Reginald Mason ...
Mr. Deane
Jameson Thomas ...
Count Armand
Florence Britton ...
Kay Deane
Herbert Evans ...
Alfred
Edward LeSaint ...
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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In an early bit of dialogue, Gene Raymond's character listens to his parents say he shouldn't marry a blues singer, and he replies, "Whom should I marry - Schumann-Heink?," referring to a famous opera singer who had just retired in 1932. Ironically, when Raymond himself married in 1937 his bride was an opera singer as well as a movie star: Jeanette MacDonald. See more »

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Version of Reckless (1935) 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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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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