Kiss Me Again (1931 film)

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Kiss Me Again
Kissmeagain.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William A. Seiter
Written by Julien Josephson
Paul Perez
based on the operetta by Victor Herbert and Henry Martyn Blossom.
Starring Bernice Claire
Walter Pidgeon
Edward Everett Horton
Frank McHugh
June Collyer
Music by Victor Herbert
Cinematography Lee Garmes
Alfred Gilks (Technicolor)
Editing by Alexander Hall
Distributed by First National Pictures: A Subsidiary of Warner Bros.
Release dates February 21, 1931
Running time 76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Kiss Me Again (1931) is a musical operetta film filmed entirely in Technicolor. It was originally released in the United States as Toast of the Legion late in 1930, but was quickly withdrawn when Warner Bros. realized that the public had grown weary of musicals. The Warner Bros. believed that this attitude would only last for a few months, but, when the public proved obstinate, they reluctantly re-released the film early in 1931 after making a few cuts to the film.[1] [2]

The film is a remake of the 1926 silent First National film Madamoiselle Modiste, now a lost film.

Music[edit]

When the film was re-released in 1931, most of Walter Pidgeon's songs were cut from the film. Only a small abbreviated version of one of his songs is heard on the existing print.

Songs[edit]

  • Ah! But in Dreams So Fair
  • Alas! To Part, How Great the Sorrow
  • I Want What I Want When I Want It
  • If I Were On the Stage
  • Kiss Me Again
  • The Mascot of the Troop
  • Clothes Parade
  • A Make Believe Ladies Man
  • Pan Americana
  • Ballet Medley
  • Air de Ballet
  • The Time, the Place and the Girl

Preservation[edit]

Only a black-and-white copy of the cut print released in 1931 in the United States seems to have survived. The complete film was released intact in countries outside the United States under the title of Toast of the Legion where a backlash against musicals never occurred. It is unknown whether a copy of this full version still exists.

Cast[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
  2. ^ Kiss Me Again produced on Broadway as the operetta Mlle. Modiste, at the Knickerbocker Theatre, December 25, 1905; IBDb.com

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