The Reckless Moment
The Reckless Moment (1949)

Living in upper-middle-class luxury, Joan Bennett discovers that her daughter has been seeing an unscrupulous older man. The man attempts to blackmail Bennett with the packet of letters written by her daughter. When a struggle with the man… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2006
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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

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

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