The Kiss (1929 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jacques Feyder|
|Screenplay by||Hanns Kräly|
|Story by||George M. Saville|
|Edited by||Ben Lewis|
The Kiss is a 1929 American silent drama film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer directed by Jacques Feyder and starring Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel and Lew Ayres in his first feature film. The film is notable for being both MGM's and Greta Garbo's last silent film. It was also the last such film for Conrad Nagel. The film did take advantage of the new sound technology, and was released with an orchestral score and sound effects. It was based on an 1896 film.
Irene (Greta Garbo) is a young woman unhappily married to an older gentleman; to add to her woes, she is in love with a young lawyer, André (Conrad Nagel). Unable to find a solution to continue their romance, they stop seeing each other. Irene starts spending her time with young Pierre (Lew Ayres), the son of her husband's business associate, who is infatuated with her. When Pierre leaves for college, he begs her for a goodbye kiss. After a chaste kiss, Pierre steals another – as Irene's husband takes notice. A murder mystery and trial ensue.
- Greta Garbo as Irene Guarry
- Conrad Nagel as André Dubail
- Holmes Herbert as Lassalle
- Anders Randolf as Charles Guarry
- Lew Ayres as Pierre Lassalle
- George Davis as Durant, a private detective
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:
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