Their Big Moment

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Their Big Moment
Directed by James Cruze
Charles Kerr (assistant)
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Cliff Reid
Written by Arthur Caesar
Marion Dix
Based on Afterwards (play) by Walter C. Hackett
Starring ZaSu Pitts
Slim Summerville
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Harold Wenstrom
Edited by William Hamilton
Release date
  • August 17, 1934 (1934-08-17) (US)[1]

Their Big Moment is a 1934 American mystery film directed by James Cruze, from a screenplay by Arthur Caesar and Marion Dix. The film starred ZaSu Pitts and Slim Summerville.


Tillie Whim (ZaSu Pitts), a timid stage assistant to The Great La Salle (William Gaxton) in a small mentalist act playing a Vaudeville theater, is harassed, bullied, and undermined by the act's co-star, primadonna Lottie (Tamara Geva). When Lottie finally attempts to fire Tillie after a performance, La Salle fires Lottie instead.

The remaining troupe are then hired backstage by an audience member (Bruce Cabot) to debunk another mentalist, whom he accuses of exploiting his friend, a grief-stricken woman who has recently lost her husband in a plane crash. Tillie is promoted to Lottie's old role as medium, but unexpectedly deviates from the script when the spirit of the departed tells her that the plane crash was murder.



  1. ^ "Their Big Moment: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.

External links

  • Their Big Moment on IMDb
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