The Lost Moment

The Lost Moment (1947)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
  • Release Date: 1947-11-21
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 10 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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  • Robert Cummings

    as Lewis Venable
  • Susan Hayward

    as Tina Bordereau
  • Agnes Moorehead

    as Juliana Borderau
  • Joan Lorring

    as Amelia
  • Eduardo Ciannelli

    as Father Rinaldo
  • John Archer

    as Charles Russell
  • Frank Puglia

    as Pietro
  • Minerva Urecal

    as Maria
  • William Edmunds

    as Vittorio
Directing Martin Gabel Director
Writing Leonardo Bercovici Screenplay
Writing Henry James Novel
Production Walter Wanger Producer
Sound Daniele Amfitheatrof Original Music Composer
Camera Hal Mohr Director of Photography
Editing Milton Carruth Editor