A Kiss in the Dark (1925)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |  
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Frederick Lonsdale's witty 1924 play Aren't We All was turned into a vehicle for the debonair Adolphe Menjou by Paramount the following year. Menjou played Walter Grenham, a confirmed boulevardier stranded in Havana with his best friend's (Kenneth MacKenna) flirtatious wife (Lillian Rich). Nothing untoward happens -- Menjou is more attracted to sophisticated Aileen Pringle) -- but MacKenna, in desperation, begins an affair with a show girl (Kitty Kelly in her only silent film). Bedroom doors are slammed and a suspicious pair of gloves keep reappearing at every inconvenient moment but, in typical Lonsdale fashion, everything is straightened out in the end. Although Broadway dancer made a welcomed cameo, most critic found the comedy too much Menjou and too little Lonsdale.

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