MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,728 this week

The Lost Moment (1947)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 November 1947 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 492 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 9 critic

An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 20 Jun 2011
 
a list of 746 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Lost Moment" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lost Moment (1947)

The Lost Moment (1947) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lost Moment.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Film-Noir | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche
Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon to be drafted sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.

Director: Harold Clurman
Stars: Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, Paul Lukas
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith
Cry Danger (1951)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment ... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In New York, after seven years in prison, the lawyer Max Monetti goes to the bank of his brothers Joe, Tony and Pietro Monetti and promises revenge to them. Then he visits his lover Irene ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Father Rinaldo
John Archer ...
Frank Puglia ...
Pietro
Minerva Urecal ...
Maria
William Edmunds ...
Vittorio
Edit

Storyline

In a long flashback, a New York publisher is in Venice pursuing the lost love letters of an early-19th-century poet, Jeffrey Ashton, who disappeared mysteriously. Using a false name, Lewis Venable rents a room from Juliana Bordereau, once Jeffrey Ashton's lover, now an aged recluse. Running the household is Juliana's severe niece, Tina, who mistrusts Venable from the first moment. He realizes all is not right when late one night he finds Tina, her hair unpinned and wild, at the piano. She calls him Jeffrey and throws herself at him. The family priest warns Venable to tread carefully around her fantasies, but he wants the letters at any cost, even Tina's sanity. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Recordações  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry James first published "The Aspern Papers" in the March-May editions of "The Atlantic Monthly". In the original story the heroine's name was Tita. In later editions of the story James changed the name to Tina. See more »

Goofs

When Lewis rescues Juliana from the fire, Juliana's stunt double can be seen grabbing onto Lewis and helping him carry 'her' out. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Venable: In that fearfully incredible moment I knew I had plunged off a precipice into the past. That here was Juliana beyond belief, beautiful, alluring, alive. How strange this was, this Tina, who walked dead among the living and living among the dead, filling me with a nameless fear! I had a sudden impulse to turn and leave, and then I remembered the letters.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Myra Breckinridge (1970) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moments Are Just a Whisper and Then They're....
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Publisher Robert Cummings is searching for love letters by a famous poet and writer. Agnes Moorehead was the objet d'amour in question. In his quest, he takes the cover of looking for a place to rent. As they are in need of money to keep their old homeplace and to keep away inevitable change, Agnes and daughter Susan Hayward charge an exorbitant amount, but he desperately agrees. In this otherworldly, haunting, and Gothic film, much of the film's appeal is its atmosphere and mood. But this has much to recommend it, the cast alone to begin with. In fact, this is one of those movies that film buffs go crazy over - the cast, the time and place, the search for love letters, the grasping for answers for things unexplainable. A true field day that delivers everything. Also, something else that was made a to-do over is the makeup Agnes Moorehead wears in this film that makes her look over 100 years old. Her subtle and understated performance gives the viewer just enough to want more. This was actor Martin Gabel's sole directorial effort, based on a Henry James novel. It was an exceptional tour-de-force for all and a true movie experience to behold. But what happens, you ask? It's just beyond your reach. We'll always keep reaching for things unattainable. The place has a hold on its inhabitants and the film has a hold on you. Don't you hear it? It's calling you....


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ABC~Australia~11.25pm ~Dec. 27/07 guiltyrain
Moorehead's makup ophelia_hardin
SUSAN HAYWARD richard_chchnz
Want to see this film? Jedediah
Rebecca, Secret Beyond the Door, or The Lost Moment marhefka
Discuss The Lost Moment (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?