One Mad Kiss (1930)

64 mins | Musical | 13 July 1930

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HISTORY

Fox also produced a Spanish-language version of One Mad Kiss entitled El precio de un beso. That version was directed by James Tinling and also starred José Mojica and Mona Maris (See Entry). An earlier film based on the Adolf Paul play was produced by Fox in 1926. Entitled The Palace of Pleasure, that film was directed by Emmett Flynn and starred Edmund Lowe and Betty Compson (see entry). ...

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Fox also produced a Spanish-language version of One Mad Kiss entitled El precio de un beso. That version was directed by James Tinling and also starred José Mojica and Mona Maris (See Entry). An earlier film based on the Adolf Paul play was produced by Fox in 1926. Entitled The Palace of Pleasure, that film was directed by Emmett Flynn and starred Edmund Lowe and Betty Compson (see entry).

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LITERARY
Based on the play Lola Montez, the Spanish Dancer by Adolf Paul (Munich, 1917).
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SONGS
"Oh, Where Are You?" words by José Mojica, music by Troy Saunders; "One Mad Kiss," words by José Mojica and Troy Saunders, music by José Mojica; "Monkey on a String" and "Oh Have I a Way With the Girls," words by Joseph McCarthy, music by James Hanley; "Only One," words by Clare Kummer, music by Dave Stamper; "Once in a While," words by Clare Kummer, music by Dave Stamper and Cecil Arnold; "In My Arms" and "I Am Free," words and music by William Kernell; "Lament," words and music by Dudley Nichols and José Mojica.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
13 July 1930
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Copyright Info
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Fox Film Corp.
17 June 1930
LP1381
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Length(in feet):
5,786
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

[The following plot summary is based on the Spanish-language version of this film, El precio de un beso .] Estrada, the chief government official of the region, has put a price on the head of José Savedra for causing the local people to rebel against his tax collectors. Dancer Rosario Montes also thinks that the tax levied against her "Fandango Café" is excessive and is not inclined to pay. With typical bravura, José posts notices all over the town that, on his next visit to the café, he will kiss Rosario on the lips. With Estrada and the local police present, the intrepid joker, disguised as a waiter, fulfills his boast. Realizing that there is a relationship between José and Rosario, Estrada writes a note to José in Rosario's name, arranging a rendezvous at her house, and arrests him when he keeps the appointment. When Rosario discovers Estrada's trick, she pretends to dislike José and obtains permission from Estrada to repay the affront of José's kiss with her own traitor's kiss. However, Rosario takes advantage of her visit to José's cell to pass him a pistol, which he uses to secure his freedom. As Rosario and José escape on horseback, the governor of the territory arrests Estrada, charging him with abuse of ...

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[The following plot summary is based on the Spanish-language version of this film, El precio de un beso .] Estrada, the chief government official of the region, has put a price on the head of José Savedra for causing the local people to rebel against his tax collectors. Dancer Rosario Montes also thinks that the tax levied against her "Fandango Café" is excessive and is not inclined to pay. With typical bravura, José posts notices all over the town that, on his next visit to the café, he will kiss Rosario on the lips. With Estrada and the local police present, the intrepid joker, disguised as a waiter, fulfills his boast. Realizing that there is a relationship between José and Rosario, Estrada writes a note to José in Rosario's name, arranging a rendezvous at her house, and arrests him when he keeps the appointment. When Rosario discovers Estrada's trick, she pretends to dislike José and obtains permission from Estrada to repay the affront of José's kiss with her own traitor's kiss. However, Rosario takes advantage of her visit to José's cell to pass him a pistol, which he uses to secure his freedom. As Rosario and José escape on horseback, the governor of the territory arrests Estrada, charging him with abuse of power.

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