Pas Sur La Bouche (1931)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Pas Sur La Bouche (Not Much on the Mouth) was based on a stage operetta by Andre Barde and Maurice Yvane. Nicolas Rimsky (who also directed) stars as Thomson, an American industrialist who refuses to kiss his gorgeous wife on the mouth because of a traumatic oscillatory experience in his youth. He finally succumbs to her charms -- and her kisses -- when he's on the verge of losing her to another man. The filmmakers have a curious idea about American life, as indicated by the opening sequence in which a Mexican damsel is rescued from Indians as part of a charity-benefit show. Likewise, Nicolas Rimsky's exaggerated American dialect and hand gestures border on the ridiculous.