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The 3 Nov 1927 Hollywood Vagabond reported that Mack Sennett had finished his "war comedy," The Romance of a Bathing Girl, the previous week and had begun editing. Sennett boasted that Sally Eilers was his "new discovery." The title was later changed to The Good-Bye Kiss.
       The FD and VAR reviews list the film's title as Good-Bye Kiss ... More Less

The 3 Nov 1927 Hollywood Vagabond reported that Mack Sennett had finished his "war comedy," The Romance of a Bathing Girl, the previous week and had begun editing. Sennett boasted that Sally Eilers was his "new discovery." The title was later changed to The Good-Bye Kiss.
       The FD and VAR reviews list the film's title as Good-Bye Kiss . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Nov 1928.
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Hollywood Vagabond
3 Nov 1927
p. 11.
New York Times
12 Nov 1928
p. 18.
Variety
14 Nov 1928
p. 22.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Romance of a Bathing Girl
Release Date:
8 July 1928
Production Date:
ended late October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 June 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25339
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Western Electric
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 9 reels, 8,030 ft.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,300, 7,989
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sally, Bill's fiancée, stows away on his ship to Europe when he is drafted into the A. E. F. Sympathetic Salvation Army workers enlist Sally when she is discovered, and she accompanies Bill's unit when they go to the front. Bill finds he is a coward when faced with combat duty, but Sally shames him into becoming a hero during an air raid on Paris, France. He ferrets out a German spy and saves his pals from being destroyed by the ... +


Sally, Bill's fiancée, stows away on his ship to Europe when he is drafted into the A. E. F. Sympathetic Salvation Army workers enlist Sally when she is discovered, and she accompanies Bill's unit when they go to the front. Bill finds he is a coward when faced with combat duty, but Sally shames him into becoming a hero during an air raid on Paris, France. He ferrets out a German spy and saves his pals from being destroyed by the enemy. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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