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Strangers May Kiss (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 4 April 1931 (USA)
Against her friends wishes, Lisbeth moves to Mexico to live with her lover.

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(uncredited)

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(from a book by), (dialogue continuity)
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Lisbeth is a modern woman who thinks that marriage is old fashioned. She has two men in her life; Steve, who wants to marry her and Alan, who wants her to travel with him. Despite all the warnings by her friends and family, Lisbeth goes to Mexico with Alan where she is happy until she finds out that he has a wife in Paris and that he is leaving for his next job without her. Devastated, she spends a few years in Europe being the life of the party. While her reputation is well known, her life of gaiety has not made her happy. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Beijos a Esmo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Norma Shearer had just had a child and was extremely self-conscious about her postpartum appearance. Cinematographer William Daniels remembered, "She worried about her figure and her complexion, and we dickered a lot about the lighting. I had to assure her several times that her figure was as svelte and shapely before her pregnancy." "I don't want the fans to see any difference," she said nervously, "I did my exercises, watched my diet, and I deserve to look good in this. I've earned the right!" See more »

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During the opening of the movie, when Lisbeth (Norma Shearer) and Alan (Neil Hamilton) get off the plane they were flying in, there is no pilot visible when the plane door opens. See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
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Shearer Eye Candy
17 January 2006 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I give this film a 6 only because it contains the ever elegant Norma Shearer swanning about in those great clothes of the 1930s. The plot borders on the ludicrous......well, maybe I should say the ending is ridiculous but the rest of the film is pretty well done.

Basically, it tells the story of a "modern" woman who believes that marriage is for chumps and proceeds to make a fool of herself over Neil Hamilton(!??!), while her faithful and always tipsy pal Robert Mongomery waits patiently in the wings in hopes of winning her hand. Hamilton is extremely unlikeable and after a long affair with Shearer, he deigns to tell her that he already has a wife in Paris but the marriage doesn't mean a thing. Does she care?....nooooo. But she takes up a life of "loose morality" and globe trots through most of cafe society while never forgetting her love for Hamilton. Robert Montgomery, always close by, pulls her irons out of the fire and brings her back to the United States to start over. Then, in the last few minutes of the film, the story descends to sheer melodrama and unbelievablitly. Who shows up but Hamilton, now divorced, and he and Shearer are seen walking out of the theater on their way to a happy life together. Give me a break!!! The attitude of the main protagonists toward man/woman relationships is rather hard to take in this day and age.......but with that said, it is still worth seeing this pre-Code slice of history. Nobody ever looked better on the screen than Mrs. Thalberg.


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