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Title The reckless moment / Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Henry Garson, Robert W. Soderberg ; adaptation by Mel Dinelli, Robert E. Kent ; produced by Walter Wanger ; directed by Max Opuls
Published [Korea?] : Peterpen Pictures, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Opu/Rmo  AVAILABLE
 MELB  791.4372 Opu/Rmo  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Series The Max Ophuls collection
Max Ophuls collection.
Summary With her husband out of town, Lucia Harper has her hands full keeping her household in order. Her headstrong daughter, Bea, has taken up with a louse named Ted Darby and persists in meeting him despite her mother's warnings. During one tryst, Bea and Darby quarrel violently. Bea accidentally kills Darby and runs away. To protect her family, Lucia disposes of the body. Because of this rash act, she faces not only a murder investigation, but two ruthless blackmailers, Donnelly and Nagel. Fortunately for the Harper family, Donnelly has a change of heart and becomes their savior
Notes "Based on the Ladies Home Journal story, The blank wall, by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949
Credits Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; film editor, Gene Havlick ; musical score, Hans Salter
Cast Joan Bennett, James Mason, Geraldine Brooks, Henry O'Neill, Shepperd Strudwick, David Bair, Ray Roberts
Notes DVD ; all region ; NTSC ; fullscreen
In English with optional Korean subtitles
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Middle class families -- United States -- Drama.
Middle class women -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Family secrets -- Drama.
Manslaughter -- Drama.
Extortion -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film noir.
Video recordings.
Author Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957.
Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968.
Garson, Henry.
Soderberg, Robert W.
Dinelli, Mel.
Kent, Robert E.
Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay, 1889-1955.
Bennett, Joan, 1910-1990.
Mason, James, 1909-1984.
Brooks, Geraldine, 1925-1977.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.