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The Lost Moment

The Lost Moment(1947)

Also Known As: The Aspern Papers | The Lost Love |

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Martin Gabel Director
Robert Cummings Lewis Venable, also known as William Burton
Susan Hayward Tina Bordereau
Agnes Moorehead Juliana Bordereau
Eduardo Ciannelli Father Rinaldo
John Archer Charles Russell

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc., Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  89 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Lost Moment

    Frances McCarty 2018-04-23

    I loved this movie when I was in my 20's. I am now 75 and have tried to find it but couldn't recall the title. A well done mystery/romance. I... MORE>

  • The Lost Moment (1947)

    Terri 2013-11-10

    I would love to see this movie out on DVD. It was a romance, mystery, and part thriller. MORE>

  • The Lost Moment

    Jo-Ann 2013-06-29

    Please please puleez show this film. I saw this film as a child and only once since then (I'm 64) and remember it as very haunting. I would luv to see... MORE>