The Moment Before

The Moment Before is a 1916 American silent drama film starring Pauline Frederick. It was produced by Famous Players Film Company and directed by Robert G. Vignola. The film is based on the play The Moment of Death, by Israel Zangwill.[1]

The Moment Before
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Directed byRobert G. Vignola
Written byHugh Ford (scenario)
Based onThe Moment of Death
by Israel Zangwill
CinematographyEdward Gheller
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
April 27, 1916
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

A 35mm nitrate copy of the film is housed at the Cineteca Nazionale film archive in Rome.[1] The print is missing one sequence described as "the opening scenes before the flashback."[2]


See also


  1. "The Moment Before". Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  2. "The Filmography of Pauline Frederick". Greta de Groat, Metadata Librarian for Electronic and Visual Resources, Stanford University.
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