The First Kiss (1928 American film)

The First Kiss is a 1928 American silent romantic drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Fay Wray and Gary Cooper.[1] Based on the short story Four Brothers by Tristram Tupper, the film is about a Chesapeake Bay fisherman who turns to pirating in order to be rich enough to marry a society girl.

The First Kiss
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Directed byRowland V. Lee
Produced by
Written byJohn Farrow
Based onFour Brothers
by Tristram Tupper
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Edited byLee Helen
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 1928 (1928-08-25) (USA)
Running time
60 minutes (6 reels)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The First Kiss was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. Today it is considered to be a lost film.[2][3][4] Some filming took place on the Chesapeake Bay in Saint Michaels, Maryland.[3]



  1. Hall, Mordaunt (August 28, 1928). "First Kiss (1928)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30. The American Film Institute, c.1971.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: The First Kiss at
  4. The First Kiss at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures 1928

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