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4.2 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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A U.S. publisher's Venetian business leads to a 105-year-old blind woman and her disturbed niece.

Product Details

  • Actors: Susan Hayward, Robert Cummings
  • Directors: Martin Gabel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B00K6J7MGK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,309 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Based on Henry James "The Aspern Papers", Robert Cummings head for Italy in search of the greatest poetic love letters every written to the mysterious Julianna (Agnes Moorehead made up as a very old woman). This pseudo-mystery is filled with images of light and dark in the murky old villa where Moorehead lives with her emotionless staid niece Susan Hayward who transforms magically at night into the beautiful Julianna. Hayward is almost childlike in her unworldlyness in both roles. She is in fact a dual personality. And when she begins to loosen up with the help of Cummings, things start going all wrong. Hayward's fantasy world is shattered. And she is also the best thing in this movie. In one scene where she is standing by the window and starts to unpin her hair is a marvel to watch as she changes to the lost and loving younger Julianna. The letters are found but at a tragic price.

This is a great classic movie that belongs on DVD. It has elements of mystery, schizophrenia, it's atmospheric (something that is lost in the movies being made today) and most of all, Hayward's magnificent performance.

If you can only get the VHS, by all means purchase it. It's a keeper.
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3 1/2 stars. This haunting drama based on The Aspern Papers by Henry James casts a hypnotic spell on the viewer and keeps him (or her) completely entranced throughout its 89 minute running time. An intelligent script, fine photography and performances and astute direction are among this film's assets. Robert Cummings, often considered a lightweight performer, comes through here with a mature, thoughtful performance. The story of a publisher who comes to a strange house in Venice to retrieve the long lost love letters of a famous poet and runs into more than he bargained for is treated with great respect for its original literary source, avoiding crass melodrama or sensational treatment. Spend an unusual and rewarding afternoon or evening with The Lost Moment.
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This is a rare imaginative film, though not at all like the original story by Henry James. It is also a rare dramatic performance by Bob Cummings who is mostly known for his roles in romantic comedies. Agnes Moorehead is wonderful as the ancient, mysterious Juliana and Susan Hayward gives a great performance as the mentally unstable niece whose fantasies verge on madness.

I highly recommend this one.
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Intriguing, atmospheric and moody 40's version of a Henry James story this movie is well worth a viewing. The slightly cheap production values are more than made up for by the excellent performances of the lead actors Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward and Agnes Moorhead. This movie will certainly stay with you for longer than just a moment and I'm glad we are given the chance to see it on Amazon Prime.
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Although it was a rather dark and haunting story, it kept my interest. I was glad that Lewis Venable did not turn out to be the cad I had expected at first. . As I've always felt, Robert Cummings was underrated as a dramatic actor. Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead all gave wonderful performances
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This was an excellent, eerie, atmospheric chiller reminiscent of "Rebecca" and "The Innocents", also based on the writings of Henry James. Highly recommended for fans of 1940s ghost thrillers!
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A wonderful drama that somehow escaped our attention all these years. Not being much of a Susan Hayward fan, this movie sold us on her. Excellently acted with the multiple personality nuances needed - kept us on the edge of our chairs wondering what she was going to do. Robert Cummings was interesting to watch in an early non-comedic role; we might have missed this side of him from the 40's and 50's.

It definitely had the feel of Rebecca, B&W, brooding characters, floating effortlessly through hallways in the mansion, hints and touches of lurking evil. But it is its own story. One cannot predict what the eventual outcome will be; it keeps you guessing. Also, not having seen it before, either in theaters or on DVD or VHS, the Bluray visual quality was crisp and clear - a real treat for viewing a 1947 movie.
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You'll know whether you want to watch it just by reading the story line. Don't bother much with what the rest of us say. Having said that, here is what I say: I found The Lost Moment not quite successful as a story. I was never truly engaged. I didn't quite buy it, blah blah blah. All that aside, I enjoyed the atmosphere, the performances, and the absolutely stunning Susan Hayward. Everybody gets credit for showing up and doing what was asked, and mostly quite well. It's not their fault if what was asked didn't exactly add up to a grand success artistically or dramatically. It's absolutely worth watching, if you enjoy the approach - dusty old big house full of personal tragedy still controling lives - or would like to see Robert Cummings actually doing a credible acting job. I don't remember him doing much of that, however pleasant he was in demeanor or appearance.
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