Australasian Cinema > films > Spur of the Moment

Spur of the Moment

Spur Of The Moment (A. R. Harwood, 1931) talkie, static indoors melodrama; opened 26 September 1931, together with Isle Of Intrigue

Isle of Intrigue and Spur of the Moment (both A. R. Harwood) were made in July-August 1931 and shown in September, before Showgirl's Luck. They were 'featurettes' about fifty minutes in duration (Pike & Cooper: 155) and shown on the same program. They were therefore the first talkies to be shown, tho not the first to commence production.

Harwood beat Efftee to the screen, as was his goal, but he soon realised that his equipment could not compete, and he joined them as a publicist and sales manager before entering production on his own again in 1934 with Secret of the Skies. Pike & Cooper: 154.

New: 24 December, 2012 | Now: 20 January, 2019 | garrygillard[at]