The Reckless Moment

1949, Movie, NR, 82 mins

The question asked by this picture is: "How far is a mother willing to go to save her child?" And the answer is...beyond what the law allows. This was French Director Max Ophuls' last American movie. He was able to capture the American milieu in LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN and CAUGHT with his almost sensuous camera work, comprised of a dazzling assortment of crane shots, tilted angles, fluid tracking shots, and more. Despite the technique, he never lost sight of his narrative and the result was usually a better movie than the script promised. So it was with this film, a predictable melodrama, that could have been forgettable but remains a fine example of his work....
Released: 1949 Rated: NR Length: 82 mins

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