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The Moth (1934)

Wealthy young socialite Diane Wyman squanders her fortune and becomes involved in a scandalous raid at a wild party. Her legal guardian, a lecherous old man who has the hots for her, hires ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

Joseph O'Donnell (story), Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sally O'Neil ... Diana Wyman
Paul Page ... George Duncan
Wilfred Lucas ... John Gale
Fred Kelsey ... Detective Blake
Duncan Renaldo ... Don Pedro
Rae Daggett Rae Daggett ... Marie LeMaire - aka The Moth
Nina Guilbert Nina Guilbert ... Auntie Jane Stevens
Georgia O'Dell Georgia O'Dell ... Old Maid Train Passenger
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Storyline

Wealthy young socialite Diane Wyman squanders her fortune and becomes involved in a scandalous raid at a wild party. Her legal guardian, a lecherous old man who has the hots for her, hires a private detective to spy on her. He tails her to a train headed for New Orleans, but she catches on to him. She befriends a young woman aboard the train and they both give the private eye the slip. What Diane doesn't know, however, is that that her newfound friend is actually a notorious criminal known as The Moth, and she has her own reasons for helping Diane escape--she, too, is being tailed by a detective, who's after a cache of jewels she's stolen. Written by frankfob2@myway.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventureira Mascarada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Freeman Lang Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Moth is actually played by Rae Daggett, not by Sally O'Neil. See more »

Goofs

The poster in the train station advertising the New Orleans Mardi Gras spells it "Mardy Gras." See more »

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Moth-Eaten
6 December 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"The Moth" is a stupefyingly bad movie that fails on every level imaginable. Apparently written by a high school drama club, it contains some of the most severe overacting ever seen on the silver screen, and it is evident why this film has not been seen since its release.

As stated in the summary, "The Moth" is a female jewel thief but there is no plot twist or device here to interest anyone, cinephile or not. In fact, it is devoid of suspense and substance and it is hard to tell if it is just a poor drama or an unfunny comedy. I bought it from Alpha Video and it is not their fault it is an inferior motion picture. They probably have never seen it, and I wish I could say the same. With luck, this will be the only review ever posted for "The Moth". Hate to think someone else got stuck with this dog of a film. Little care was taken in the production of this picture and it spoils the viewers' enjoyment.


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