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      Strangers May Kiss

      1931 1h 25m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After years of fighting off the advances of her old flame Steve (Robert Montgomery), Lisbeth (Norma Shearer) settles into a steamy, casual romance with journalist Alan (Neil Hamilton). Against the advice of her happily married aunt Celia (Irene Rich) -- who encourages her to demand a serious commitment -- Lisbeth continues to see Alan, even after she hears he may have a wife in France. When Alan's work sends him abroad, a lovesick Lisbeth struggles to understand her feelings. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member another good pre-code talkie & would make a gr8 dbl feature w/ "A Free Soul" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow I didn't realize they made chick flicks back in the 30's. Basically, its a story about a free spirit who is torn between two guys. She of course picks the wrong one and ends up ditched in Mexico...Oh and the guy is already married. She starts to concentrate on herself by moving but is not satisfied. You watch the character grow through the movie and at the end she picks the right one. Not all gushy thank god but it was pretty good Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After years of fighting off the advances of her old flame Steve (Robert Montgomery), Lisbeth (Norma Shearer) settles into a steamy, casual romance with journalist Alan (Neil Hamilton). Against the advice of her happily married aunt Celia (Irene Rich) -- who encourages her to demand a serious commitment -- Lisbeth continues to see Alan, even after she hears he may have a wife in France. When Alan's work sends him abroad, a lovesick Lisbeth struggles to understand her feelings.
      Director
      George Fitzmaurice
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 25m