The Unguarded Moment

The Unguarded Moment

Director: Harry Keller Cast: Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon


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Esther Williams essays her first dramatic, nonswimming role in The Unguarded Moment. Written by actress Rosalind Russell, the film is a remarkably prescient tale of sexual harassment at the workplace. Williams plays high-school music-teacher Lois Conway, who inadvertently arouses the libido of problem student Leonard Bennett (John Saxon). Conditioned by his misogynistic father (Edward Andrews) to hate and distrust all women, the seriously disturbed teenager experiences mixed emotions when Lois takes an interest in his well-being. Before long, the teacher is being stalked by Leonard day and night. Ultimately, the boy forces himself upon Lois -- whereupon the all-male school board, holding Lois responsible for Leonard's behavior, promptly suspends her. With the help of understanding police lieutenant Harry Graham (George Nader), Lois does her best to fend off future attacks, to seek professional help for the maladjusted Leonard, and to keep from suffering a nervous breakdown herself!

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0025192138706
Original Release: 1956
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 36,219

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Esther Williams Lois Conway
George Nader Harry Graham
John Saxon Leonard Bennett
Les Tremayne Mr. Pendleton
Edward Andrews Mr. Bennett
Jack Albertson Professor
Dani Crayne Josie Warren
John Wilder Sandy
Edward Platt Attorney Briggs
Eleanor Audley Pendleton's Secretary
Robert B. Williams Detective
Sandy John Wilder

Technical Credits
Harry Keller Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Edward A. Curtiss Editor
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon Kay Producer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Lawrence B. Marcus Original Story,Screenwriter
Herb Meadow Screenwriter
Jay A. Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Rosalind Russell Original Story
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Herman Stein Score Composer
Alfred Sweeney Art Director

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