The Kiss of Hate

The Kiss of Hate is a lost[1] 1916 silent film drama starring Ethel Barrymore and H. Cooper Cliffe.[2][3]

The Kiss of Hate
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Directed byWilliam Nigh
Written byFred de Gresac
StarringH. Cooper Cliffe
Ethel Barrymore
CinematographyArthur A. Caldwell (*as A. A. Caldwell)
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • April 3, 1916 (1916-04-03)
Running time
50 minutes
LanguageSilent film..(English intertitles)

The film had exclusive engagements, sometimes playing for only a day.[4][5]


The story takes place in Czarist Russia and concerns an anti-Semitic police commissioner, or Prefect, Count Orzoff(Cliffe) and a woman Nadia(Barrymore) who has spurned his amorous attentions . The commissioner seeks revenge against Nadia by killing her father (W. L. Abingdon). Orzoff becomes governor and Nadia plots revenge against him and is aided by a group of Jews who are also scheming against Orzoff. In further plot twists Nadia becomes romantic with Orzoff's son Sergius(Robert Elliott) and in a bit of payback stabs Sergius in retribution for her father's murder. Sergius is only wounded and Nadia thinking she has killed him tries to commit suicide but Commissioner Orzof's guards stop her. For the rescue of his son, Nadia somehow gets Count Orzoff to sign papers admitting to persecuting Russian Jews. Nadia is in Orzoff's mansion completing the deal, when that group of Jews set fire to the house killing Nadia, Orzoff and Sergius.



  1. "Kiss Of Hate". 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. "Detail view of Movies Page". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  4. The Sunday Oregonian, May 7, 1916
  5. "The Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 20 October 2017.

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