Strangers May Kiss

Strangers May Kiss is based on the best seller by Ursula Parrott, whose Ex-Wife provided Metro and Norma Shearer with a previous release. The Metro star is back with a sweet film.

With:
Norma Shearer Robert Montgomery Neil Hamilton Marjorie Rambeau Irene Rich Hale Hamilton

Strangers May Kiss is based on the best seller by Ursula Parrott, whose Ex-Wife provided Metro and Norma Shearer with a previous release. The Metro star is back with a sweet film.

Story deals with a girl’s unwavering love for a roving newspaper man and their intimate relations in the hope (by the girl) of ultimate marriage. The novel ended with the girl waiting so many years that she finally determined suicide as a better antidote than counting days on calendars. Writer John Meehan has changed this to a happy ending.

Here is a refined, thoroughly sophisticated picture. Shearer gives an extraordinarily fine performance. Only once does she overact, in a burst of hysteria.

Neil Hamilton gives a very good account of himself as the newspaper man-hero and Robert Montgomery is very good as the swain, long courting the girl against great odds. Montgomery plays his part for the comedy it contains and wrenches plenty from it as a good-natured man-about-town who’s mostly always in his cups.

The picture moves around a lot, including locales in and about New York, Mexico and various sections of Europe. Director George Fitzmaurice cuts from one sequence or shot to a totally different one hardly without a dissolve, yet the continuity is always smooth.

Strangers May Kiss

Production: M-G-M. Director George Fitzmaurice; Screenplay John Meehan; Camera William Daniels; Editor Hugh Wynn

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1931. Running time: 82 MIN.

With: Norma Shearer Robert Montgomery Neil Hamilton Marjorie Rambeau Irene Rich Hale Hamilton

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