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The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

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When a lawyer defending his best friend for murdering his unfaithful wife discovers how the accused discovered his wife was in love with another man, the lawyer begins to see the same patterns in his own wife's behavior, and suspects she too is being unfaithful. Promising his friend that a defense of momentary insanity will acquit him, he also promises to kill his own wife if the defense actually works. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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4 May 1933 (USA)  »

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Csók a tükör előtt  »

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Even though the film takes place in Austria, mostly in Vienna, most of the crew were native Americans. Paul Lukas was the only one who was actually a native to Germanic Europe, having been born in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. See more »

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Referenced in Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000) See more »

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James Whale melodrama
2 April 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Some overacting in this Whale drama. Still fascinating to watch. Lukas and Morgan should have exchanged roles. Definitely one for the ever-growing James Whale fans to savor. Others might have a hard time with it.


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