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Hold That Kiss (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 May 1938 (USA)
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June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other ... See full summary »

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Dennis O'Keefe ...
Tommy Bradford
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Chick Evans
George Barbier ...
Mr. Piermont
Jessie Ralph ...
Aunt Lucy
Edward Brophy ...
Al (as Edward S. Brophy)
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. Evans
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Steve Evans
Phillip Terry ...
Ted Evans
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Nadine Piermont
Barnett Parker ...
Maurice
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June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other is wealthy. Each being there to do errands. Piermont having a very poor memory unknowingly helps June and Tommy confirm their lies. The two begin to date, resulting in each other trying to outdo the other. But both have no money. Written by Kelly

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13 May 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I kväll kl 8  »

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Steven 'Steve' Evans: Hey, Aunt Lucy, how'd you like to pick up a few extra bucks?
Aunt Lucy McCaffey: On a horse, I suppose.
Steven 'Steve' Evans: Yeah.
Aunt Lucy McCaffey: Awww.
[waves her hand]
Steven 'Steve' Evans: But this one's different.
Aunt Lucy McCaffey: What does he do, run backwards?
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A Winning Romantic Comedy
19 December 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The worst thing about this charming, well acted comedy is its generic title. Hold what kiss?

The leads are at their romantic best. The supporting players are delightful.

I personally would have preferred it sans the Mickey Rooney character but he doubtless helped its box office (if it had any.)

A few stereotypes are engaged in, too; but otherwise, it is a charming concoction. It's funny: O'Sullivan's boss Monsieur Maurice is written very broadly but the penultimate scene in which a tricked O'Keefe tricks her by making her pose in one gown after another after another -- they now know each other to be in retail and not in society -- is very funny.


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