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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.

Director:

George Fitzmaurice (uncredited)

Writers:

Ursula Parrott (from a book by), John Meehan (dialogue continuity)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Lisbeth
Robert Montgomery ... Steve
Neil Hamilton ... Alan
Marjorie Rambeau ... Geneva
Irene Rich ... Celia
Hale Hamilton ... Andrew
Conchita Montenegro ... Spanish Dancer
Jed Prouty ... Harry
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... De Bazan
Henry Armetta ... Waiter
George Davis George Davis ... Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Livingston ... (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

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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Another Great Role - Another Blazing Triumph for the Winner of the 1930 Best Performance Award

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

4 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beijos a Esmo See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Norma Shearer, who always had a lot of power at M-G-M as a result of both her audience draw and marriage to acclaimed M-G-M Producer Irving Thalberg, she personally selected this story to star in, after having read over 200 different scripts and books. She also officially requested that Robert Montgomery play the lead actor role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Alan: I'd hate terribly to hurt you.
Lisbeth Corbin: Why, haven't you heard? Nowadays a girl may kiss - and ride on. Just as well as any man ever could.
Alan: Let's see.
Lisbeth Corbin: No-no. You came to explain, not to make love.
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Connections

Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional Scottish ballad
Played outside the theater
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Norma is ravishing!
4 October 1999 | by Patrick-96See all my reviews

This movie was pure soap opera for 1931 audiences. Today it's rather "talkie" and the moral standards of the film by today's liberal standards are laughable. But the great Norma Shearer is always fun to watch, and Norma never looked better on the screen. Her Adrian designed gowns are breathtaking and she is nothing short of ravishing.


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