The Kiss (1916)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance, War  |  
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A handsome, wealthy French WW I fighter-pilot attends a fabulous masked ball to find the girl of his dreams in this frothy silent romantic adventure. During the festivities, he ends up kissing a mysterious beauty who immediately steals his heart. He has no idea that he already knows her as his grandmother's secretary. So smitten is the pilot that he decides that he will stop at nothing to marry her. But first he must make absolutely sure, and so begins kissing every woman in sight. Meanwhile, thieves sneak in and steal jewelry leaving the secretary to take the blame. She flees before the police arrive and an exciting chase ensues. Meanwhile, the pilot, seeing her only as a friend in trouble, leaps aboard a hydroplane and rushes off to save her. He lands the plane near her boat and she jumps into the water. As he tries to bring her aboard he hits his head and loses consciousness. Concerned, the secretary gives him a tender kiss. Suddenly the hero awakens joyful in the knowledge that he has finally found his true love. Meanwhile the jewel thieves are captured. As the film draws to a close the lovers engage in a happy kiss.

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accusation, war, barnstorming, boating, chase, criminal, escape, fairy-tale-romance, false-accusation, flight, flying, France, friendship, furlough, girl, help, home, hope, hydroplane, jewel-robbery, kiss, love, mask [disguise], opal, party, plans, police, pursuit, robbery, romance, secretary, silence, town