Strangers May Kiss (1931)

Strangers May Kiss (1931)





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In this romantic melodrama, a young woman travels to the ends of the earth to be with the newspaper correspondent she loves. She trails him to Mexico, but once there, he leaves her and heads to China on a new assignment. The woman is heartbroken and so heads for Europe where she embarks upon a series of meaningless affairs. Eventually she tires of roaming and goes home to reluctantly marry the man who has loved her since childhood. Fortunately, just before she marries, the reporter finally reappears and proposes. Unfortunately, when he learns that she has had many affairs he spurns her and the woman begins planning to kill herself. In the end, her reporter forgives her and happiness ensues. The story is based on a novel by Ursula Parrott (in the book, the woman does kill herself, by the way).
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Norma Shearer
as Lisbeth Corbin
Irene Rich
as Celia
Hale Hamilton
as Andrew
Conchita Montenegro
as Spanish Dancer
Jed Prouty
as Harry
Albert Conti
as Count De Bazan
Henry Armetta
as Waiter
George Davis
as Waiter
Bess Flowers
as Dining Extra
Karen Morley
as Dining Companion
Wilbur Mack
as Dining Companion
Ray Milland
as Admirer
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Poor Robert Montgomery, always in love with women who don't love him and are seeing married men. I've watched 2 of these in a row - this one and When Ladies Meet. Good movies along the same theme.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

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Strangers May Kiss is an interesting movie. It could easily be seen as something of a clone of star Norma Shearer's film from the year before, The Divorcee, except that it's much better, and a tiny bit less insulting (though it does kind of manage a little bit of a slap in the face at the end). There are some moments of wonderful pre-code dialogue, and Shearer gives a great performance, probably even better than her performance in The Divorcee, for which she won an Oscar. Robert Montgomery lends amazing support as the man who loves Shearer completely unrequitedly. Shearer and Montgomery were a very good screen pairing, despite the fact that he rarely actually got her in the end.

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