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Kiss and Make-Up (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 July 1934 (USA)
Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them. He makes Eve Caron, the wife of Marcel Caron, so satisfied with his skilled hands ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Maurice Lamar
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Anne
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Eve Caron
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Marcel Caron
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Max Pascal
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Countess Rita
Katherine Williams ...
Vilma
Lucille Lund ...
Magda
Rafael Storm ...
Rolando
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Mme. Durand
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Plumber
Helena Phillips Evans ...
Landlady (as Helena Phillips)
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Consuelo of Claghorne
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Banquet Chairman
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Valet
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Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them. He makes Eve Caron, the wife of Marcel Caron, so satisfied with his skilled hands that she leaves Marcel and marries Maurice. They go on a Mediterranean honeymoon, where he soon finds the affects of his own beauty regulations are more than he can handle. He bids adieu to his new bride, wings it back to Paris with the intention of giving up his practice and becoming a scientific researcher...after winning back the love of his simple, unadorned secretary, Anne. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...a racy romance of a famous beauty doctor (original ad)


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Beso y maquillaje  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The WAMPAS Baby Stars" was a promotional campaign that selected a group (usually numbering 13) of actresses who the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers felt were on the brink of stardom. The women featured as "Baby Stars" in this film were the last group, because the WAMPAS did away with program the following year, after which WAMPAS itself disbanded. See more »

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Love Divided by Two
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
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Eye candy in occasionally great set design
14 August 2007 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie more than I had expected. It is a light comedy that kept me entertained throughout. At one moment we see an American couple going to a traditional Italian restaurant (chequered tablecloths, vines overhead and all) ordering corned beef and cabbage. As if this weren't enough, they break out in song: I love - cooorned beef and cabbage! It's disarmingly silly. Dark haired lead actress Helen Mack is cute and funny, a kind of an early Holly Hunter.

Kiss and Make-Up delivers mainly eye candy. At the center of its story is a beauty parlor in Paris which is also a gym and a clinic with the general aim to improve the physical appearance of the female. Cary Grant is the owner and boss of the outfit and supposed to be a kind of a health guru who helps nature along with creams and ointments etc. which he also markets through radio programs and books (a kind of Dr Lovell?).

A great many beautiful girls and bare legs are on display, and the whole set up of the parlor is just as good and elegant as one designed by famous set designer Cedric Gibbons for the later made, more famous movie The Women. Also very notable is some of the set design during the middle part of the movie which takes place in a Mediterranean holiday resort. It is clearly inspired by the Italian version of Art Deco, with curved walls and furniture, circular windows, slender railings and discreet floor patterns. The hotel suite of the couple played by Grant and Genevieve Tobin features a kind of a gallery on very slender chromium pillars in front of a huge window which leads to a big terrace with a view of a historical Italian town on a sea or a lake shore. It's just great to imagine those smart people sitting in a Hollywood bungalow leafing through the latest issues of Italian architectural magazines like Casabella or Domus.


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