The Great Moment Movie Review 1944

Information and Film Reviews for The Great Moment the Movie

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Story of the Boston dentist who discovered ether's use as an anesthetic in 1845. Confusing at times, changing from comedy to drama and containing flashbacks that add little to the story. Surprisingly bland result from ordinarily solid cast and director.


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Available on VHS
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Doctors & Nurses, Inventors & Inventions, Biopics: Science/Medical, Period Piece: 19th Century, Boston
Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall
Victor Milner
Preston Sturges
Paramount Pictures

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