Those romantic, passionate clutches that silent films are famous for? Not always the case. Here are some kisses that didn’t turn out as planned, as seen in silent films.
Reginald Denny has left for work without kissing Laura La Plante, which just will not do at all. This is from Skinner’s Dress Suit, a perfectly delightful comedy of suburban life.
Douglas Fairbanks has a near-miss kiss in Wild and Woolly, one of many western comedies he made before he took to fantasy swashbucklers.
Marion Davies avoids a kiss altogether with a very contemptuous fingershake in Little Old New York.
Neither Max Linder nor his kitty seem to have enjoyed that kiss very much in Seven Years Bad Luck. (Max had quite a way with animals in his films, I very much approve.)
Clara Bow gives her little dog the hot and cold treatment in It, showcasing her flair for unscripted comedic moments.
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