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Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their fight also has an affect on Mildred and Lenny Archer, Corliss' brother, who elope one weekend when Lenny's home on leave from the Army. Fearing that the Pringles would want the marriage annulled, the couple decides not to tell anyone about it except Corliss. Then, when Mildred gets pregnant, Corliss goes with her to her doctor, and is seen leaving the office. Mrs. Pringle gets the wrong idea, and goes over to the Archers to tell them that Corliss is pregnant. It's not long before they think that Corliss' boyfriend Dexter is the father. Then, to buy them some time, Corliss tells her parents that she and Dexter are married, all the while trying to contact Mildred at every opportunity. Suddenly, Corliss' uncle, a navy chaplain, shows up and offers to give them a real home wedding right there! Written by Anonymous

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With love and kisses from Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer. (Newspaper ad). See more »

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4 October 1945 (USA)  »

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Kiss and Tell opened at the Biltmore Theater on March 17, 1943 and ran for an incredible 956 performances. See more »

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Lt. Lenny Archer: [after Mr. and Mrs. Archer came home after a fist fight with the Pringles] Now listen, after this you're not to say anything. You've got to swear.
Corliss Archer: I'll take an oath in blood, like we did when we were kids. Will that satisfy you, Lenny?
Lt. Lenny Archer: Well ...
Corliss Archer: You know I never went back on that. And this is Daddy's blood, too!
Lt. Lenny Archer: Okay.
Corliss Archer: I swear in blood by everything that I hold sacred that I will never reveal your secret.
Lt. Lenny Archer: You'd better not, that's all.
Corliss Archer: They could torture me, and I wouldn't tell!
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Remade as Robert Montgomery Presents: Kiss and Tell (1951) See more »

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One of the more enjoyable Temple teen-ager movies...
16 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

KISS AND TELL with Shirley as Corliss Archer is the kind of family comedy rampant in the '40s and '50s--but what seemed mighty funny back then doesn't have quite the same punch today. In other words, all the material is slightly dated and the genuine laughs in the script by F. Hugh Herbert are few and far between.

Nevertheless, it's one of Shirley's most appealing performances as a teen-ager and she seems to be enjoying herself immensely. She has good support from Jerome Courtland, as an awkward neighborhood boy, and Walter Abel as her exasperated father and Katharine Alexander as his patient wife. I believe Shirley had already played Corliss Archer on radio and certainly had an affinity for this sort of role.

I recall enjoying it much more years ago. A recent viewing of the film left me much less impressed with the overall result. It seemed to be straining a bit hard for laughs and the material was very thin.




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