The Man and the Moment
The Man and the Moment is a formerly lost 1929 part-talkie romantic comedy film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Billie Dove. The film is mainly a silent film, with talking sequences as well as a synchronized music score and sound effects by the Vitaphone sound-on-disc process. In the restored print, many scenes feature intertitles shown immediately after the spoken dialogue conveying the same words. Title cards at the beginning of the restored print explain that the visuals for the talking sequences came from a dupe internegative that was distributed in some territories in silent form; the intertitles were left in the sequences during the restoration to maintain synchronization with the Vitaphone soundtrack, but were not originally part of the film. The story is by Elinor Glyn, the famous novelist. The film was produced by Richard A. Rowland and released by First National Pictures. A British silent film had been film of the same story in 1918.
|The Man and the Moment|
|Directed by||George Fitzmaurice|
|Produced by||Richard A. Rowland|
|Written by||Agnes Christine Johnston|
|Based on||story by Elinor Glyn|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.|
Two young people get married for the wrong reasons, and after being chased for a day, they decide they belong together.
- The Man and the Moment on IMDb
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- DVD review of the recently restored The Man and the Moment