πŸŽ₯ The Lost Moment – 1947

The Story …

The movie mirrors some details of its source material and the broad outline of its plot, but it radically alters the characters, adding schizophrenia, a murder, and a fire.

A publisher, Lewis Venable, travels from New York to Venice, seeking to buy the 19th-century love letters of the late poet Jeffrey Ashton to a woman named Juliana Bordereau.

He learns from a living poet, Charles Russell, that Juliana is still alive at 105 …

Without announcing his intentions, Lewis assumes a false identity. He takes lodging at Juliana’s and meets her great-niece Tina, a pianist.

In time, he discovers that Juliana is in dire need of money.

She even offers to sell him a valuable painting at far too low a price. He also learns that Tina hasΒ dissociative identity disorder; at times believing that she is Juliana and the object of Ashton’s love letters.

Charles tries to blackmail Lewis by threatening to reveal his true identity and his interest in acquiring the letters.

Lewis eventually grabs his chance to take the letters and prepares to flee with his loot.

This leads to the climactic scene where we discover the fate of Ashton, and the aged Juliana accidentally sets the house on fire. Lewis manages to rescue her from the burning house, but she dies almost immediately.

The precious letters are consumed in the conflagration, and Tina, freed from the past, steps into Lewis’ embrace.

Credits :

  • Directed by Martin Gabel
  • Screenplay by Leonardo Bercovici
  • Based on The Aspern Papers by Henry James
  • Produced by Walter Wanger
  • Cinematography : Hal Mohr
  • Edited by Milton Carruth
  • Music by DanieleΒ  Amfitheatrof
  • Production Company :Β  Walter Wanger
  • Productions Distributed by Universal Pictures
  • Release Date : November 21, 1947

Cast :

  • Robert Cummings as Lewis Venable
  • Susan Hayward as Tina Bordereau
  • Agnes Moorehead as Juliana Bordereau
  • Joan Lorring as Amelia
  • Eduardo Ciannelli as Father Rinaldo
  • John Archer as Charles
  • Frank Puglia as Pietro
  • Minerva Urecal as Maria
  • William Edmunds as Vittorio

Film Information Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Moment

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GENRE : #DRAMA-MOVIES

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