Similar to George Albert Smith's, A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899), James Bamforth's version embraces the three-shot form; however, the filmmaker omits the opening and closing phantom ride scenes and chooses to show the actual train entering the tunnel. In addition, the couple is much younger, and, in contrast to the affluent aristocrats of the original story, their ordinary attire suggests a lower social class. As a result, the first-class cigar becomes a humble cigarette; nevertheless, the passion between the protagonists is significantly steamier, more prolonged--and above all--more explicit. Surely, this is a kiss to remember.
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This Bamforth film is an exact remake of G. A. Smith's "A Kiss in the Tunnel." The latter film used a Phantom Ride to imply a train going into a tunnel, but in this remake we actually see the train head into the tunnel and come out the other side. Another notable change is the couple shown here does not act as though nothing has happened; but rather they continue their romance until the shot of the train coming out. In Smith's film the couple shown quickly seat themselves before we come back out of the tunnel. See more
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