A Kiss from Mary Pickford

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A Kiss From Mary Pickford
Movie poster
Directed bySergei Komarov
StarringIgor Ilyinsky
Anel Sudakevich
Mary Pickford
Douglas Fairbanks
Vera Malinovskaya
CinematographySergei Komarov[1]
Distributed byMezhrabpom-Rus
Release date
9 September 1927 (1927-09-09)
Running time
6 reels
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageSilent film
Russian intertitles
A Kiss from Mary Pickford

A Kiss From Mary Pickford (Russian: Поцелуй Мэри Пикфорд, romanizedPotseluy Meri Pikford) is a 1927 Soviet silent comedy film made in directed by Sergei Komarov and co-written by Komarov and Vadim Shershenevich. The film, starring Igor Ilyinsky, is mostly known today because of a cameo by the popular film couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The footage of the couple was shot during their visit to the USSR, with the couple knowingly participating as a gesture towards the Russian film industry.[2][3]

A print of the film still exists and is preserved at the Library of Congress.[4] The film was shown during the Berlin International Film Festival in February 1991 and at San Francisco Silent Film Festival Winter Festival at the Castro Theatre in February 2009.


Goga Palkin is a theatre check-taker in love with an beginner actress named Dusya. She has a crush on Douglas Fairbanks and only wants to date someone famous like a Hollywood star. After a chance meeting and a kiss from Mary Pickford, Goga becomes a local celebrity, and a lot of girls chase him through the streets. The popularity of her admirer makes Dusya jealous, and she falls for him.[4]


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  1. ^ Book of Lists #3 (Patrick Robertson's 10 Favorite Movie Oddities) p. 196 ISBN 0-553-27868-1
  2. ^ Whitfield, Eileen (1997). Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 245.
  3. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 175.
  4. ^ a b "Russian Films in the Library of Congress". Library of Congress. April 15, 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.

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