The Man and the Moment


1h 15m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 7, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,086ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Young ingenue Joan, only a short time removed from her sequestered Nebraska upbringing, has trouble with her airplane motor, force-landing into the midst of bachelor Michel Towne's weekend yachting party. Michel rescues and returns her home to her stern and unsympathetic guardian, thereby incurring the wrath of the persistent Viola Hatfield, who has herself vowed to marry Michel as soon as her divorce is final. Michel, seeing a way out of his dilemma, proposes to Joan so that they may marry and immediatly separate, thereby thwarting the impositions of both Viola and Joan's guardian. She reluctantly agrees to a secret ceremony, and having been persuaded by the now much-adoring Michel to stay aboard the yacht for a celebration dinner, she is forced into a compromising position. She escapes the following morning but is spurned by her guardian after her confession and takes up forlornly with Viola's wastrel brother, Skippy Hatfield. The repentant Michel finally convinces Joan of his reform but is compromised by the untimely appearance of perservering Viola through a private entrance to his mansion, and Joan disgustedly leaves. She roars off in her plane, but not before Michel manages to get on board, and when the motor again fails, the apparently doomed lovers are reconciled before the crash. Michel's yacht rescues them the following morning, and Viola, at last finally untied from her previous matrimonial bonds, is informed of the marriage.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 7, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,086ft (7 reels)

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