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I Kiss Your Hand Madame (1929)

Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame (original title)
Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski, who now works as waiter but do not tell her. When she hears from her husband he... See full summary »

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Robert Land

Writer:

Rolf E. Vanloo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Liedtke ... Jacques / Count Lerski
Marlene Dietrich ... Laurence Gerard / Lucille (U.S. prints)
Pierre de Guingand ... Adolphe Gerard
Károly Huszár ... Percy Talandier (as Charles Puffy)
Richard Tauber ... Jacques' dubbed Singing Voice (voice)
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Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski, who now works as waiter but do not tell her. When she hears from her husband he is a waiter, she thinks Lerksi lies and throws him out... Written by Yepok

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 March 1929 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

I Kiss Your Hand Madame See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Production Co:

Super-Film GmbH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Der Komödienstadel: Die Provinzdiva (2011) See more »

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Ich Küsse Ihre Hand Madame
Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Fernand Rouvray
Sung by Richard Tauber
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Worthwhile seeing, not just for Marlene fans
18 December 2007 | by oknorrSee all my reviews

The movie as a whole is wonderful and deserves to be better known. The story is captivating, the timing of the jokes is right, there is a good balance between romance and comedy, and the exterior shots of Paris in the 1920s are interesting.

One of my favorite scenes shows heavyweight Charles Puffy as Talandier in Marlene's apartment. The table is set for an elegant dinner for two, and he can't resist trying the caviar sandwiches. The way he looks around to make sure nobody observes him while he's wolfing down first one sandwich and then a second one is simply hilarious.

Harry Liedke as the lead is believable as the impoverished, but proud Russian count. Marlene Dietrich plays her usual role as vamp with humor and grace. The song "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame", dubbed by then famous singer Richard Tauber, was a big hit at the time. I only wish the sound quality on the copy was better; but then it seems as if we need to be grateful that any kind of copy could be tracked down at all.


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