Her Private Life is a lost 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Billie Dove, Walter Pidgeon and Holmes Herbert. The plot concerns an English aristocrat... See full summary »
Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »
Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. The other one doesn't. They finally meat by complete accident on a town fair. No one ever told them about the other one so they begin familiarizing with each other.
In French Indochina, a magistrate is assigned to investigate the murder of his boss. Unknown to him, the boss had a policy of requiring the wives of his subordinates to sleep with him if ... See full summary »
The Other Tomorrow is a lost 1930 American Pre-Code film, directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by First National Pictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. The love-triangle drama, from a story... See full summary »
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »
In September 1928 Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures, and from that point on all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-'30s, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »
Billie Dove's character is named Joan, but in one scene her maid calls her "Joanne". See more »
[Making telephone call]
"Hello Operator, what number must I ask for to get Ashcroft 8941?"
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THE MAN AND THE MOMENT is a part-talkie silent film starring Billie Dove as a wayward pilot and Rod La Rocque as a hapless millionaire. She crashes into his speed boat in the middle of a bizarre "polo" match at sea and also crashes the plans of greedy Gwen Lee regarding La Rocque. Decent little comedy once on the lost list. This has been restored and reassembled using a silent version and matching it up with Vitaphone disks. The problem is in the talking sequences which were cut down for the silent version, so the people at Warner inserted intertitles during the talking sequences to "sync" the film. Works pretty well (although I spotted a few typos). As bizarre as the polo scene is (sound effects) there's an even more outrageous scene in a nightclub that features a giant water tank filled with swimming women. It doesn't look quite right either in proportion or speed (compared to the dancers) but creates a dazzling effect, especially once Billie Dove jumps in and swims around. Dove is very good and so is Gwen Lee as the blonde shark. I never liked La Rocque's speaking voice in early talkies and he sounds prissy here as well. Still nice to see another lost film restored and available!
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