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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Cast overview:
Abby Fane
Gene Raymond ...
Rodney Deane
Donald Cook ...
Franklin Deane
Harold Sigrift
Arthur Hohl ...
Steve Walsh
Theresa Maxwell Conover ...
Mrs. Deane
Reginald Mason ...
Mr. Deane
Count Armand
Florence Britton ...
Kay Deane
Herbert Evans ...
Edward LeSaint ...
Higgins, Office Manager


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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Release Date:

29 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Intrusa  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Say What You Mean, and Mean What You're Saying to Me
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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