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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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André
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Guarry
Holmes Herbert ...
Lassalle
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Pierre
George Davis ...
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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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16 November 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kysset  »

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$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

Greta Garbo's last silent film. See more »

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

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Featured in Garbo (2005) See more »

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Les Filles qui tombe
(uncredited)
Music by Marc Delmas
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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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