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The Kiss in the Tunnel (1899)

| Short, Comedy, Romance
A train heads for a tunnel. In one car, a restless man smokes, and a woman is reading on the seat opposite him. In the darkness of the tunnel, he rises, crosses over to her seat and the two... See full summary »

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A train heads for a tunnel. In one car, a restless man smokes, and a woman is reading on the seat opposite him. In the darkness of the tunnel, he rises, crosses over to her seat and the two share a willing embrace and kiss. The train steams out of the tunnel toward us and past us. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This Bamforth film is an exact remake of G. A. Smith's "A Kiss in the Tunnel." The latter film used a Phantom Ride to imply a train going into a tunnel, but in this remake we actually see the train head into the tunnel and come out the other side. Another notable change is the couple shown here does not act as though nothing has happened; but rather they continue their romance until the shot of the train coming out. In Smith's film the couple shown quickly seat themselves before we come back out of the tunnel. See more »

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Really Romantic This Time!
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is Bamforth & Co's remake of Smith's "Kiss in the Tunnel." It presumably was made right after the first film came out. When James Bamforth viewed it I bet you he just thought "that looks easy enough. Hey guys, how about we be total jerks and put Smith out of business? We could easily remake this one! All we need is a man and a woman who are willing to kiss even though they're not married, and a cheap backdrop and that's it. And after that we'll ruin the Lumiere Brothers!"

Well, there's nothing else I can really say about this film. If you've seen Smith's film then there's no reason for me to summarize it. However I will point out that in this version there's no Phantom Ride, just two shots of the train going into the tunnel and coming out. Also note the couple doesn't go back to normal in this version as in the original, they just continue to kiss till we see the train come out.


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