Cast & Crew
Albert L. Barrett
Vera Blaine lives with her guardian, Hugh Conway, who is secretly in love with her, and his mother. Vera goes to the home of a South American novelist, Jose Dalmarez, with whom she is infatuated, and there writes an avowal of her love in a book, signing her name. Jose asks Vera to go back to South America with him. She consents, leaving a party to join him at home, where she presents her mother's ring to be used at the wedding. The idea of marriage makes him laugh, and Vera leaves him in disgust. Later, Vera marries Hugh, but fears discovery of her incriminating words in Jose's book. She goes to his home to get it, but a struggle ensues, and it appears that Vera has killed him, defending herself with a knife. Finally it is revealed, however, that he was killed after she left by the brother of a woman whom Jose had wronged.
Albert L. Barrett
Alex K. Shannon
Stolen Moments stars Marguerite Namara as Vera, an impulsive young woman who becomes infatuated with Valentino as a Brazilian novelist called Jose Dalmarez and writes a love note to him. When he is called back to South America, Jose invites Vera to come along. She readily accepts, assuming that marriage is part of the plan. After Jose laughs off this idea, she rejects him and marries another man -- only to have Jose attempt to blackmail her with the love note. After a struggle with a knife, Jose is found dead and Vera is the chief suspect.
The movie, in which the future star was billed as Rudolph Valentine, was filmed in New York, with some location shooting in St. Augustine, Fla. and Savannah, Ga. It may have been more significant in Valentino's career than was at first apparent, since it is probable that he met June Mathis while in New York. She was the screenwriter who adapted The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for film, and was responsible for Valentino being cast in his star-making role.
Stolen Moments, which exists only as a recut version done after Valentino became a star, is being given its television premiere on TCM.
Director: James Vincent
Screenplay: Richard Hall, from story by H. Thompson Rich
Cast: Marguerite Namara (Vera Blaine), Rudolph Valentino, billed as Rudolph Valentine (Jose Dalmarez), Albert L. Barrett (Hugh Conway), Henrietta Simpson (Hugh's mother), Arthur Earl (Carlos, the butler), Walter Chapin (Richard Huntley).
by Roger Fristoe
Some scenes for this film were shot in Savannah, GA, and St. Augustine, FL. Aileen Savage was later known as Aileen Pringle.