The Great Moment (1944) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva and Preston Sturges.
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The Great Moment Directed by Preston Sturges Written by Preston Sturges based on a book by Ren? F?l?p-Miller 1944/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental A worthy try, but my beloved Preston Sturges doesn’t quite hit the mark with this biography. This is the story of dentist W.T.... Read full article
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Sturges intended this to be a much more serious film. Panicked by some inconclusive reviews, Paramount cut it as a traditional Sturges comedy. The director, no longer associated with the studio, asked former friend and studio chief Frank Freeman to entitle the film "Triumph Over Pain," and he wrote and offered to write, direct, and appear in a prologue gratis. Paramount did not want to expend the additional $50,000 this would incur, and they ignored his offer.
Originally a much more serious film. After picking up some confused reviews Paramount insisted that it be recut.
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