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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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Cast

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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)  »

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I kväll kl 8  »

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Al: Listen, if they got dough, they're not screwy, they're eccentric!
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pleasant B movie
28 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM used their second and third tier actors for their B films, making them really more like A-. These movies were used as a training ground for up and coming actors as well. Here, Dennis O'Keefe and Maureen O'Sullivan star with Mickey Rooney, Frank Albertson, and Jesse Ralph, and another young up and coming, Ruth Hussey, in "Hold that Kiss," from 1938.

June (O'Sullivan) comes from a chaotic family and works in the couturier business; Tommy (O'Keefe) is a travel agent. At a posh wedding, she's helping the bride with her going-away outfit, and he's delivering tickets. Each assumes the other is a guest and therefore a member of the rich, horsey set.

Both O'Keefe and O'Sullivan were very good, if lightweight actors who never achieved superstardom. O'Sullivan, busy most of the time having her seven children, was very beautiful with a nice Irish lilt to her voice.

Enjoyable movie, with an upbeat performance by Rooney. I loved the atmosphere in the family especially, with the brothers teasing one another, and June bringing home that giant St. Bernard. Good fun.


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