Release dateSeptember 29, 1933 (1933-09-29) WriterS.N. Behrman (play), Edith Fitzgerald (adaptation), Brian Marlow (adaptation) ScreenplayEdith Fitzgerald, Brian Marlow CastCarole Lombard (Abby Fane), Gene Raymond (Rodney Deane), Donald Cook (Franklin Deane), Monroe Owsley (Harold Sigrift), Arthur Hohl (Steve Walsh), Irene Ware (Joan) Similar moviesGone Girl, In the Mood for Love, Bed and Board, Bread and Tulips, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family
Brief Moment is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film. It stars Carole Lombard and Gene Raymond, and is based on the play of the same name by S. N. Behrman.
Rodney Deane (Gene Raymond) is a rich playboy who falls in love with nightclub singer Abby Fane (Carole Lombard). Abby wants him to get a job, so he begins working for his father. She later finds out that he is not taking the work seriously and stills spends his days at the racetrack, so she leaves him. Rodney then changes his name and gets a real job. They are reuinted by Abby's boss.
Gene Raymond as Rodney Deane
Carole Lombard as Abby Fane
Donald Cook as Franklin Deane
Brief Moment received positive reviews. It has been described as 'Capraesque'. Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times wrote, "An audience cannot help but be lured into a favorable reaction."