I was wicked sleepy while watching this, so maybe it's better than I'm giving it credit for. It also got a little round of applause from the blue hairs and such following the screening at the Siskel (then again, that crowd claps a lot, never more so than when they've just seen a film almost as old as they are... zing!). I said I thought "The Reckless Moment" didn't necessarily seem like material ideally suited to Ophuls' sensibility. Well, obviously, I hadn't seen this yet. The palace intrigue part fits well enough with Ophuls' keen understanding of the bourgeoisie, but a swashbuckling action adventure? That sounds more like a Michael Curtiz flick, and this film was probably trying to recapture the audience of "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Anyway, it's all professionally accomplished, and Fairbanks Jr. mostly does his father proud, though he's not exactly Jackie Chan. Montez is amusing as a Garbo-esque aristocrat. And Corday is lovely playing a kind of earth mother that Fairbanks falls for immediately.