The Kiss Before the Mirror

The Kiss Before the Mirror

Nancy Carroll
Director: James Whale Cast: Nancy Carroll
Nancy Carroll
, Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
, Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
James Whale


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Horror film icon James Whale directed this well-detailed thriller about a man questioning his wife's honesty after a friend begins to doubt his own. Dr. Paul Held (Frank Morgan) is an attorney who has been asked to come to the aid of his old friend Walter Bernsdorf (Paul Lukas); Bernsdorf has been accused of killing his wife, and he wants Held to defend him in court. Bernsdorf admits to shooting his spouse, but he tells Held that he lost control when he found out his wife was having an affair. Held takes on his friend's case, but as he pours over the facts in the Bernsdorf slaying, he finds himself wondering about the fidelity of his own wife, Maria (Nancy Carroll) -- and begins to seethe with jealousy when he find that she has indeed been sleeping with another man. A Kiss Before The Mirror also features actress Gloria Stuart; James Whale would remake the same story six years later, under the title Wives Under Suspicioun.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2017
UPC: 0025192365812
Original Release: 1933
Source: Universal
Time: 1:07:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nancy Carroll Maria Held
Frank Morgan Dr. Paul Held
Paul Lukas Dr. Walter Bernsdorf
Gloria Stuart Frau Lucie Bernsdorf
Jean Dixon Hilda Frey
Walter Pidgeon Bachelor
Charles Grapewin Mr. Schultz
Donald Cook Maria's Lover
Allen Connor Hilda's Lover
Wallis Clark Prosecutor
Robert A'Dair Court Officer
May Boley Actor
Walter Brennan Actor
John Ince Actor
Reginald Mason Judge
Caroline Rankin Actor
Christian Rub Actor

Technical Credits
James Whale Director
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Ted Kent Editor
Carl Laemmle Producer
William Anthony McGuire Screenwriter

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