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Potseluy Meri Pikford (1927)

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Goga is a Russian man who has no luck with women. He has a chance meeting with Mary Pickford. She kisses him in full view of several and he instantly becomes attractive to them. They chase ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Igor Ilyinsky ...
Anel Sudakevich ...
Duzya Galkina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vera Malinovskaya
Nikolai Rogozhin
Abram Room
M. Rosenberg


Goga is a Russian man who has no luck with women. He has a chance meeting with Mary Pickford. She kisses him in full view of several and he instantly becomes attractive to them. They chase him through streets, a la Buster Keaton in _Seven Chances_ (1925). Written by Steven W. Siferd <>

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9 September 1927 (Soviet Union)  »

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A Kiss from Mary Pickford  »

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1.33 : 1
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Russian Rara Avis

In July 1926, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks visited Moscow. Taking advantage of this important and curious social film anecdote for the Bolshevists, Herr Sergei Komarov ( Herr Kuleshov's disciple and an actor and sometimes, director ) filmed them in different locations and later used this footage to make a full-length silent comedy unbeknownst to those Amerikan stars.

"Potseluy Meri Pikford" ( The Kiss From Mary Pickford ) tells the story of Goga, an usher in a movie theatre ( Herr Igor Ilyinsky, a very important Russian comic actor of that time ) who is in love with Duzya ( Dame Anel Sudakevich ), an aspiring and unsuccessful young actress who doesn't pay attention to him; on the contrary, Duzya loves madly film stars like Douglas Fairbanks and his movies. In order to win Duzya's love, Goga goes to a strange place called Laboratory of Experimental Studies and in there, after suffering many difficult tests; he gets a diploma as an important cinema stuntman. When Mary Pickford herself visits the studio, Goga does a love scene in which he is kissed by the Amerikan star, becoming in that same moment Goga the celebrity, a new idol for the hysterical girl silent fans, including Duzya… but to be a film star has its problems too… There are many interesting aspects to this film that make it unique; the first one is that the obvious Amerikan influence is not only restricted to Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford appearances because the Amerikanization affects too the classical film narrative concept of the oeuvre, that is to say, a classical film comedy starring a clumsy hero who will have to perform many difficult tasks in order to gain the affection of his beloved. And typical of this type of work there are many stunts, pratfalls and hilarious mimics that reminded this German count of Herr Charlie Chaplin work.

Another important and remarkable aspect of "Potseluy Meri Pikford" is that in the whole film there is not any political reference and no trace of those communist subjects so important for the U.S.S.R. film directors ( in case they forgot their duties, there were many convincing methods of persuasion… ) This is extraordinary given that films made in that country in those early times always had political references of one kind or another ( Praise for the Party, scorn for bourgeoisie and denunciations of the corrupt capitalist world ). Those subjects were inevitably a main part of the story often to the detriment of the film.

"Potseluy Meri Pikford" is a "rara avis" in the Russian silent film cinema for its lack of politics and special film achievements as well as being a funny, harmless and classic comedy, perfectly accessible on both sides of the iron curtain.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must give a chaste kiss to one of his Teutonic heiresses.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien

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