The Kiss Before the Mirror. 1933. USA. Directed by James Whale. 67 min.
Based on a Viennese play (by Ladislaus Fodor), photographed by a German (Karl Freund), and directed by an Englishman (James Whale), The Kiss Before the Mirror represents Junior Laemmle’s Universal at its most cosmopolitan. A celebrated lawyer (Paul Lukas) defends his closest friend (Frank Morgan), who has been charged with the murder of his unfaithful wife (Gloria Stuart). The experience leads him to question his own wife (Nancy Carroll), who indeed is having an affair.