Lost Moment 1947 Thriller Film-Noir


In Lost Moment, publisher Lewis’ search for love letters takes a turn when Juliana’s great-niece, Tina is revealed as a schizophrenic obsessed with Ashton.


Lost Moment 1947 Robert Cummings Susan Hayward Thriller Film-Noir

Stars: Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead

Lost Moment Story Line. Publisher Lewis Venable is desperate to acquire love letters between noted 19th century poet Jeffrey Ashton and Juliana Bordereau. Learning that Juliana is still alive, Lewis arranges an introduction. Assuming the identity of a rich author, Lewis meets the now-blind Juliana, who allows him to rent rooms in her home. Lewis’ search for the letters takes a turn when Juliana’s great-niece, Tina (Susan Hayward), is revealed as a schizophrenic obsessed with Ashton.

Lost Moment is a romanticized version of a dark and complex story by Henry James called the Aspern Papers. It’s moody and mysterious but  lacks some of the delirious gloss and superb acting of “Rebecca” although similarities are clear.

Robert Cummings has the advantage of letting the story and the scenes dominate. The leading woman is Susan Hayward who plays a complex role.  The main side of her role is to be steely and lifeless, which she does very well. Agnes Moorehead plays the old woman.

Product Information for The Lost Moment

  • Director: Martin Gabel
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Walter Wanger Productions
  • Run time: 89 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White

Sample Video From The Lost Moment


This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

You may also enjoy Paid in Full, an incredible and under-rated drama starring Robert Cummings and Lizabeth Scott. If you enjoy Susan Hayward, there’s Woman Obsessed, a flick with a plot that could have gone in several directions.

For a more light-hearted movie with Robert Cummings co-starring, perhaps you’d enjoy The Bride Wore Boots. A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn’t care for. A cute neighbor…

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in






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