Kiss Me Again (1931)

75-76 mins | Romance | 23 February 1931

Director:

William A. Seiter

Cinematographer:

Lee Garmes

Editor:

Hanson Fritch

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Although the film was originally released in color, the viewed print was in black and white. The film was released in Britain as Toast of the Legion. The Victor Herbert operetta was the basis of First National's 1926 film Mademoiselle Modiste, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Corinne Griffith and Norman Kerry (see entry). In 1933, Warner Bros. produced a short film based on the same material entitled Fifi . A television version was released in ... More Less

Although the film was originally released in color, the viewed print was in black and white. The film was released in Britain as Toast of the Legion. The Victor Herbert operetta was the basis of First National's 1926 film Mademoiselle Modiste, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Corinne Griffith and Norman Kerry (see entry). In 1933, Warner Bros. produced a short film based on the same material entitled Fifi . A television version was released in 1972. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Jan 31
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Jan 31
p. 52.
New York Times
8 Jan 31
p. 21.
Variety
14 Jan 31
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A William A. Seiter Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Scr version
Scr version
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Technicolor cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Gen mus dir
Vitaphone Orch cond
DANCE
Dance ensembles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the operetta Mlle. Modiste , book and lyrics by Henry Blossom, music by Victor Herbert. (New York, 25 Dec 1905).
SONGS
"I Want What I Want When I Want It," "Kiss Me Again," "Mascot of the Troops" and "The Time, the Place, the Girl," music by Victor Herbert, lyrics by Henry Blossom.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Toast of the Legion
Release Date:
23 February 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 February 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2045
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
75-76
Length(in feet):
6,775
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At Madame Cecile's Paris dress shop, Marie and her father, General de Villefranche, shop for her trousseau. Her father wants her to marry soldier Paul de St. Cyr, but she is in love with René, another soldier in her father's Foreign Legion regiment. Paul himself is in love with Fifi, a model at Maison Cecile. Fifi intends to become a great singer and is working there to pay for her lessons. While shopping at Maison Cecile, Count de St. Cyr, Paul's father, overhears Paul and Fifi planning their elopement. He learns Fifi's address and visits her that evening. At first Fifi refuses the count's offer of money, but when he explains that everyone will shun Paul if he marries her, she agrees not to marry him unless asked by the count himself. When Paul arrives, she pretends to have been after him for his money in order to become a singer. He believes her and leaves. Using an assumed name, she gets a job singing in a cabaret. Paul searches for her everywhere but fails to find her before his regiment is shipped to Algiers. Meanwhile, Fifi is singing opera to standing ovations. Without knowing who she is, the count invites her to sing at a party for Paul's returning regiment. Paul is delighted to see her, although his father still expects him to marry Marie. While Marie and René plot their elopement, Fifi is charming the audience with her singing. Finally, Paul insists that he will marry Fifi no matter what his father says. Impressed that his son is finally taking a stand, ... +


At Madame Cecile's Paris dress shop, Marie and her father, General de Villefranche, shop for her trousseau. Her father wants her to marry soldier Paul de St. Cyr, but she is in love with René, another soldier in her father's Foreign Legion regiment. Paul himself is in love with Fifi, a model at Maison Cecile. Fifi intends to become a great singer and is working there to pay for her lessons. While shopping at Maison Cecile, Count de St. Cyr, Paul's father, overhears Paul and Fifi planning their elopement. He learns Fifi's address and visits her that evening. At first Fifi refuses the count's offer of money, but when he explains that everyone will shun Paul if he marries her, she agrees not to marry him unless asked by the count himself. When Paul arrives, she pretends to have been after him for his money in order to become a singer. He believes her and leaves. Using an assumed name, she gets a job singing in a cabaret. Paul searches for her everywhere but fails to find her before his regiment is shipped to Algiers. Meanwhile, Fifi is singing opera to standing ovations. Without knowing who she is, the count invites her to sing at a party for Paul's returning regiment. Paul is delighted to see her, although his father still expects him to marry Marie. While Marie and René plot their elopement, Fifi is charming the audience with her singing. Finally, Paul insists that he will marry Fifi no matter what his father says. Impressed that his son is finally taking a stand, the count gives his consent. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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