Get 20% off a Lifetime Plex Pass

Enjoy this special deal, this Geek Week only.Learn More

The Great Moment

Directed by Preston Sturges
1944    83m    Not Rated
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.
Where to Watch The Great Moment
Cast of The Great Moment
  • Joel McCreaWilliam Thomas Green Morton
  • Betty FieldElizabeth Morton
  • Harry CareyProfessor John C. Warren
  • William DemarestEben Frost
  • Louis Jean HeydtDr. Horace Wells
  • Julius TannenDr. Charles T. Jackson
  • Edwin MaxwellVice-President of Medical Society
  • Porter HallPresident Franklin Pierce
  • Franklin PangbornDr. Heywood
  • Grady SuttonHomer Quimby
  • Donivee LeeBetty Morton
  • Harry HaydenJudge Shipman
  • Torben MeyerDr. Dahlmeyer
  • Victor PotelFirst Dental Patient
  • Thurston HallSenator Borland
  • J. Farrell MacDonaldThe Priest
  • Roscoe AtesMorton's Sign Painter - replaced by Hank Worden (uncredited)
  • Hank BellOnlooker (uncredited)
  • Franklyn FarnumMassachusetts Medical Society Man (uncredited)
  • Byron FoulgerMorton's Clinic Manager (uncredited)
  • Hank WordenMorton's Sign Painter - replaced Roscoe Ates (uncredited)
  • Arthur HoytPresidential Secretary (uncredited)
The Great Moment Reviews
Watch The Great Moment Videos
  • The Great Moment
    The Great MomentTrailer

Take Plex everywhere

Watch free anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.
See the full list of supported devices