Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Kiss from Mary Pickford - 1927

Country: Soviet Union
Director: Sergei Komarov
Writers: Sergei Komarov, Vadim Shershenevich
Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Anel Sudakevich, Mary Pickford
Release Date: 9 September 1927 (Soviet Union)
Also known as: A Kiss from Mary Pickford (undefined); Der Kuß von Mary Pickford (Germany); Il bacio di Mary Pickford (Italy - TV title); Pocalunek Mary Pickford (Poland); The Kiss of Mary Pickford (undefined)
Production Co: Mezhrabpom-Rus
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Goga is a Russian man who has no luck with women. He has a chance meeting with Mary Pickford. She kisses him in full view of several and he instantly becomes attractive to them. They chase him through streets, a la Buster Keaton in _Seven Chances_ (1925) .
The footage of Pickford and Fairbanks was shot during their trip to the USSR. They knowingly participated as a gesture towards the new Russian film industry.
References: The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Referenced in Bowfinger (1999). The background story of how "Potseluy Meri Pikford" was made is referenced throughout this film (Bowfinger), in which a director creates a film around a famous actor without the actor knowing he/she stars in it.
Features The Mark of Zorro (1920). Scenes used.
Featured in Komediya davno minuvshikh dney (1980), Scenes from the earlier movie are showed while a movie presentation. Hollywood (1980) (TV Mini-Series), Hollywood: In the Beginning (1980) (TV Episode), Clip with Pickford and film fans. Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997). Die verschiedenen Gesichter des Sergej Eisenstein (1998) (TV Movie), scenes used.

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