Their Mad Moment (1931)

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Dorothy Mackaill stars in this old-fashioned melodrama set in the Basque country of Spain. She is Emily Stanley, betrothed to foppish Englishman Sir Harry Congers (Lawrence Grant), but in love with Basque peasant Esteban Cristera (Warner Baxter). Deciding on a final fling before wedlock, Emily goes to Esteban's village in the mountains, but is wounded in a car accident. Recuperating, she learns about the hardships endured by Basque women from Esteban's grandmother (Nance O'Neil) and former girlfriend, Stancia (Mary Doran), and decides to return to Sir Harry in Biarritz. But Esteban, who has gotten his Grand Mere's permission to ask for Emily's hand in marriage, literally abducts the young bride-to-be and brings her onboard his new yacht. As a delighted Emily learns, Esteban is no peasant at all, but an American-made millionaire. A troubled production, Their Mad Moment was filmed in 1930, but retakes (directed by Hamilton MacFadden) delayed the release for almost a year. A Spanish language version featuring Jose Mojica was produced simultaneously.