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Their Big Moment (1934)

A vaudeville magician act is hired to right a wrong. Some comedy relief.

Director:

James Cruze

Writers:

Arthur Caesar (screen play), Marion Dix (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zasu Pitts ... Tillie Whim
Slim Summerville ... Bill Ambrose (as 'Slim' Summerville)
William Gaxton ... The Great La Salle
Bruce Cabot ... Lane Franklyn
Kay Johnson ... Eve Farrington
Julie Haydon ... Fay Harley
Ralph Morgan ... Dr. Portman
Huntley Gordon ... John Farrington
Tamara Geva ... Lottie
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A vaudeville magician act is hired to right a wrong. Some comedy relief.

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Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afterwards See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walter C. Hackett's play, "Afterwards," opened in London on 7 November 1933. It had no Broadway production. See more »

Crazy Credits

Huntley Gordon's given name is misspelled as "Huntly" in the opening credits, but is correct in the end credits. See more »

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Fake medium gets real
26 March 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Zasu Pitts and Slim Summerville star as a pair of stooges in a fake medium act that William Gaxton has in this RKO B film. Pitts and Summerville were teamed on a few occasions and this is typical of their work.

But the real reason for seeing Their Big Moment is the appearance of both William Gaxton and Tamara Geva, a pair of Broadway stars making a most infrequent film appearance. Tamara plays the fake medium and when she quits, Zasu Pitts gets her star billing.

The act gets hired by Bruce Cabot to help expose the malevolent influence that Dr. Ralph Morgan has over the widow of his former client Julie Haydon. But of course Cabot very much has his own agenda.

It's a neat little comedy with both Pitts and Summerville doing their respective shticks.


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