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I Kiss Your Hand Madame (1929) More at IMDbPro »Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame (original title)


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Rolf E. Vanloo (writer)
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12 September 1929 (Hungary) See more »
Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Worthwhile seeing, not just for Marlene fans See more (3 total) »


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Harry Liedtke ... Jacques / Count Lerski

Marlene Dietrich ... Laurence Gerard / Lucille (U.S. prints)
Pierre de Guingand ... Adolphe Gerard
Károly Huszár ... Percy Talandier (as Charles Puffy)

Richard Tauber ... Jacques' dubbed Singing Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Land 
Writing credits
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Rolf E. Vanloo  writer

Produced by
Julius Haimann .... producer
Robert Land .... producer
Original Music by
Pasquale Perris 
Cinematography by
Carl Drews 
Gotthardt Wolf 
Art Direction by
Robert Neppach 
Production Management
Frederic Brunn .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Friedel Buckow .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Zinnemann .... assistant camera
Music Department
Frank Chidester .... musician: organ (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame" - Germany (original title)
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66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Ce N'est Que Votre Main MadameSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Worthwhile seeing, not just for Marlene fans, 18 December 2007
Author: oknorr from United States

The movie as a whole is wonderful and deserves to be better known. The story is captivating, the timing of the jokes is right, there is a good balance between romance and comedy, and the exterior shots of Paris in the 1920s are interesting.

One of my favorite scenes shows heavyweight Charles Puffy as Talandier in Marlene's apartment. The table is set for an elegant dinner for two, and he can't resist trying the caviar sandwiches. The way he looks around to make sure nobody observes him while he's wolfing down first one sandwich and then a second one is simply hilarious.

Harry Liedke as the lead is believable as the impoverished, but proud Russian count. Marlene Dietrich plays her usual role as vamp with humor and grace. The song "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame", dubbed by then famous singer Richard Tauber, was a big hit at the time. I only wish the sound quality on the copy was better; but then it seems as if we need to be grateful that any kind of copy could be tracked down at all.

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