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The Kiss (1929)

Passed  -  Romance | Drama  -  16 November 1929 (USA)
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An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

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Irene
Conrad Nagel ...
André
Anders Randolf ...
Guarry
Holmes Herbert ...
Lassalle
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Pierre
George Davis ...
Durant
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Storyline

Irene is unhappily married to an older businessman, but very much in love with a handsome young lawyer. He doesn't want to add to her unhappiness by ruining her marriage; she is terrified of her husband's jealousy and anger. They decide to stop seeing each other, and she bides her time with Pierre, a young friend of the family who walks their dogs and is in puppy love with Irene. When Pierre is about to leave for college, he begs her for a goodbye kiss. She agrees, and who should walk in while it is happening, but her ailing and financially distraught husband... Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Romance | Drama

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Release Date:

16 November 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kysset  »

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Budget:

$257,000 (estimated)
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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System) (musical score and sound effects)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Love's First Kiss" with music by William Axt & David Mendoza and lyrics by Raymond Klages was a song published to promote the picture. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the name of André, Conrad Nagel's character, is spelled "Ardré." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) See more »

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Chanson
(Melodie) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
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Garbo's finale from the silent screen
1 September 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Married socialite Garbo gives an innocent kiss to a younger man Ayres who is infatuated with her, which conveys to the mysterious murder of her husband. Absurd, but entertaining drama was Garbo's and MGM's final silent, and is notable as Ayres first feature film. Contains music score and some sound effects.


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