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The Great Moment (1944)

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83 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.
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Writers
René Fülöp-Miller (book "The Triumph Over Pain") | Preston Sturges
Cinematographer
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Updated Jul 18, 1944

Release date
Sep 6, 1944 (United States)

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68 cast members
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Joel McCrea
William Thomas Green Morton William Thomas Green Morton   See fewer
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Betty Field
Elizabeth Morton Elizabeth Morton   See fewer
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Harry Carey
Professor John C. Warren Professor John C. Warren   See fewer
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William Demarest
Eben Frost Eben Frost   See fewer
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Louis Jean Heydt
Dr. Horace Wells Dr. Horace Wells   See fewer
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Julius Tannen
Professor Charles T. Jackson (as Julian Tannen) Professor Charles T. Jackson (as Julian Tannen)   See fewer
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Edwin Maxwell
Vice-President of Medical Society Vice-President of Medical Society   See fewer
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Porter Hall
President Franklin Pierce President Franklin Pierce   See fewer
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Franklin Pangborn
Dr. Heywood Dr. Heywood   See fewer
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Grady Sutton
Homer Quimby Homer Quimby   See fewer
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Donivee Lee
Betty Morton Betty Morton   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Judge Shipman Judge Shipman   See fewer
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Torben Meyer
Dr. Dahlmeyer Dr. Dahlmeyer   See fewer
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Victor Potel
First Dental Patient (as Vic Potel) First Dental Patient (as Vic Potel)   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Senator Borland Senator Borland   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
The Priest The Priest   See fewer
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George Anderson
Frederick T. Johnson (uncredited) Frederick T. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sig Arno
Whackpot (uncredited) Whackpot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roscoe Ates
Morton's Sign Painter - replaced by Hank Worden (uncredited) Morton's Sign Painter - replaced by Hank Worden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Onlooker (uncredited) Onlooker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
Jackson's Butler (uncredited) Jackson's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Mr. Stone (uncredited) Mr. Stone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgia Caine
Mrs. Whitman (uncredited) Mrs. Whitman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Courtroom Dissenter (uncredited) Courtroom Dissenter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janet Chapman
Morton's Daughter (uncredited) Morton's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Chryst
Unknown Reporter (uncredited) Unknown Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Conklin
Frightened Patient (uncredited) Frightened Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Janitor (uncredited) Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Mr. Burnett, Pharmacist (uncredited) Mr. Burnett, Pharmacist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurie Douglas
Artist (uncredited) Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Dudley
Charles - Morton's Cashier (uncredited) Charles - Morton's Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Massachusetts Medical Society Man (uncredited) Massachusetts Medical Society Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sylvia Field
Young Mother (uncredited) Young Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Morton's Clinic Manager (uncredited) Morton's Clinic Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Frandsen
Mr. Abbott, Surgical Patient (uncredited) Mr. Abbott, Surgical Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Band Leader (uncredited) Band Leader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Greig
Roberts, Morton's Butler (uncredited) Roberts, Morton's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfred Hall
Mr. Smith (uncredited) Mr. Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Anesthesia Demonstration Spectator (uncredited) Anesthesia Demonstration Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Howard
Dr. Wells' Patient (uncredited) Dr. Wells' Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Hoyt
Presidential Secretary (uncredited) Presidential Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Stuart Hull
Mr. Whitman (uncredited) Mr. Whitman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheldon Jett
Patient with Swollen Jaw (uncredited) Patient with Swollen Jaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Anesthesia Demonstration Spectator (uncredited) Anesthesia Demonstration Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donnie Kerr
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe King
Senator from Georgia (uncredited) Senator from Georgia (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Marcelle
Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McGuire
Dr. Warren's Assistant Surgeon (uncredited) Dr. Warren's Assistant Surgeon (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Melford
Dr. Hayden (uncredited) Dr. Hayden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Michelson
Dental Patient (uncredited) Dental Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Man in Courtroom (uncredited) Man in Courtroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tricia Moore
Morton's Daughter when older (uncredited) Morton's Daughter when older (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Moran
John, Hospital Porter (uncredited) John, Hospital Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed O'Neill
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emory Parnell
Mr. Gruber (uncredited) Mr. Gruber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Keith Richards
Newspaper Artist (uncredited) Newspaper Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Colonel Lawson (uncredited) Colonel Lawson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Roquemore
New York Herald Reporter (uncredited) New York Herald Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Rosenthal
Mr. Chamberlain (uncredited) Mr. Chamberlain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Sheffield
Morton's Son (uncredited) Morton's Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reginald Sheffield
Horace Greeley (uncredited) Horace Greeley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheila Sheldon
Surgical Patient (Leg Operation) (uncredited) Surgical Patient (Leg Operation) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Mr. Gruber's Clerk (uncredited) Mr. Gruber's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Man at Bar (uncredited) Man at Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Bartender at Costello's (uncredited) Bartender at Costello's (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hank Worden
Morton's Sign Painter - replaced Roscoe Ates (uncredited) Morton's Sign Painter - replaced Roscoe Ates (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 872 votes