Film Series : UCLA Festival of Preservation 2017

The Lost Moment

1947, Martin Gabel, USA, 89 min. With Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 13th 2:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 14th 3:00pm

"A remarkably effective adaptation...The ghostly web of shifting identities and sexual tensions is superbly spun." — Paul Taylor, Time Out London

A Gothic noir with affinities to REBECCA, VERTIGO, and PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, actor Martin Gabel's only directorial effort is a richly atmospheric adaptation of Henry James's classic novella "The Aspern Papers." An unscrupulous American publisher (Cummings) comes to Venice in search of the long-lost love-letters of a celebrated poet who disappeared under mysterious circumstances many years ago. Assuming a false identity, he insinuates himself into the household of the poet's erstwhile inamorata (Agnes Morehead), now a formidable 105-year-old with an adoptive niece (Hayward) who has fallen under the mansion's past-haunted spell. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Packard Humanities Institute. 35mm. (MR)

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