The Reckless Moment
The Reckless Moment (1949)

A blend of melodrama and film noir, The Reckless Moment stars Joan Bennett as Lucia Harper, a suburban housewife whose husband is away on business. Her daughter, Bea (Geraldine Brooks), an aspiring artist, has fallen for Ted Darby (Shepperd… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It certainly makes for the purest and most impossible love of [Max] Ophuls' films, and for me, the most emotionally compelling.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

a rather original take on what is usually a very pedestrian setup

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A very engaging thriller...

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Bob Stinson
Affecting but slightly unsatisfying real-world noir. Wonderful in parts but rushed in others. I'm thinking perhaps the demands of Hollywood and a modest… More
Stella Dallas
nominally film noir, the film has more in common with the melodramas of douglas sirk. based on a story from the ladie's home journal, as many so-called… More
Devon Bott
The last of director Max Ophüls' Hollywood films, The Reckless Moment doesn't necessarily distinguish itself other than Joan Bennett's intense… More
jay nixon
Taut drama with the always underrated Joan Bennett great as the panicked mother and James Mason just right as the conflicted anti-hero. Wonderfully directed by… More