|Kiss Me Again|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||William A. Seiter|
|Written by||Julien Josephson|
based on the operetta by Victor Herbert and Henry Martyn Blossom.
Edward Everett Horton
|Music by||Victor Herbert|
Alfred Gilks (Technicolor)
|Edited by||Alexander Hall|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures: A Subsidiary of Warner Bros.|
Kiss Me Again is a 1931 American Pre-Code 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 It was originally released in the United States as Toast of the Legion late in 1930, but was quickly withdrawn when Warner Bros.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.
A French shopgirl (Bernice Claire) obeys her parents by leaving her lover to become an opera star.
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.
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.
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