I Kiss Your Hand, Madam (Ich Küsse Ihre Hand, Madame) (1929)
With an introduction by Kevin Brownlow
Date: Thurs 16 Feb, 2023
Time: 13:30 hrs
Price: £8.50 / £5.00
Dir: Richard Land
Germany, 66 mins, cert PG
With special thanks to Andrea Maguire for the intertitle translation
A rare chance to see Marlene Dietrich in one of the last films she made in Germany before she was spotted by actor/director Josef von Sternberg and taken to the States to star as Lola in THE BLUE ANGEL, thus beginning her stratospheric Hollywood career.
In this, her only silent comedy, she plays a new divorcee who pins her hopes on a future with a rich Russian count, disbelieving her ex’s claims that the man is penniless and working as a waiter.
German intertitles with English translation. With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney and an introduction
from film historian Kevin Brownlow.
RUNNING TIME APPROX 1 hrs 15 mins.