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Moment to Moment

Mervyn LeRoy, who has tackled just about every type of film, returns to romantic melodrama in Moment to Moment, an unabashed sudser. A mild suspense story blending a wife's infidelity and amnesia, the film doesn't entirely jell for several reasons, mainly thin scripting, weak acting and LeRoy's own too-leisurely pace.

With:
Jean Seberg Honor Blackman Sean Garrison Arthur Hill Gregoire Aslan Peter Robbins

Mervyn LeRoy, who has tackled just about every type of film, returns to romantic melodrama in Moment to Moment, an unabashed sudser. A mild suspense story blending a wife’s infidelity and amnesia, the film doesn’t entirely jell for several reasons, mainly thin scripting, weak acting and LeRoy’s own too-leisurely pace.

John Lee Mahin joined Alec Coppel in adapting latter’s story [Laughs with a Stranger] about a happily-married Yank wife, increasingly neglected by headshrinker hubby who is on the lecture circuit all over Europe while she and the kid remain on the Riviera. A US naval officer has an affair with her, provoking a physical argument and a shooting.

Jean Seberg lacks dimension as the wife, even allowing for the script. In early scenes, an overly passive limning # which suggests jaded boredom instead of a well-adjusted spouse in a single fall from grace # robs the role of most sympathy.

Moment to Moment

Production: Universal/Le Roy. Director Mervyn LeRoy; Producer Mervyn LeRoy; Screenplay John Lee Mahin, Alec Coppel; Camera Harry Stradling; Editor Philip W. Anderson; Music Henry Mancini; Art Director Alexander Golitzen, Alfred Sweeney

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 108 MIN.

With: Jean Seberg Honor Blackman Sean Garrison Arthur Hill Gregoire Aslan Peter Robbins

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