32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 28: The Lost Moment!

The Lost Moment (1947)

We’re closing in on the end of this year’s 32 Days of Halloween, believe it or not. And for today, we begin with our #TrackoftheDay, “Inner Sanctum” by Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra with vocals by Irene Daye. A gorgeous song, thought I’ve never been able to tie it officially into the Inner Sanctum franchise. Thought it would make sense, since it came out in 1947, which is the right time period for it. And the subject matter fits.

But since we’re already talking Inner Sanctum, let’s take a moment to pause in 1941 with an episode from the radio program. It’s a loose adaptation of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, starring Boris Karloff.

Then for tonight’s movie, we’re still in the 1940s with The Lost Moment from 1947. It’s based on a novella by Henry James called The Aspern Papers, though Wikipedia (which is always right) has this to say about the adaptation:

The movie mirrors some details of its source material and the broad outline of its plot, but it radically alters the characters, adding schizophrenia, a murder, and a fire.

Yeah, I think that would qualify as radical. Look for Agnes Moorehead in the role of the 105-year-old Juliana.

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