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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 »

Quotes

Corliss Archer: [Mrs. Archer thinks Corliss is pregnant] Mother, do you think I'm awful?
Janet Archer: I've already told you what I think, and it hasn't made the slightest impression. You don't seem to realize what a dreadful thing this is. Oh, I don't understand you, Corliss.
Corliss Archer: Mother, do you hate me? Please, don't hate me.
Janet Archer: Hate you? Oh, darling! Darling, of course I don't hate you.
Corliss Archer: You know, I think Daddy'd like to break my neck.
Janet Archer: Only because he loves you so, you little idiot.
Corliss Archer: Mom, please don't feel so awful. Oh, Mom, please...
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Followed by A Kiss for Corliss (1949) See more »

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surprisingly good
17 July 2001 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I didn't have high expectations for this film. I feared Shirley Temple as a teenager would be awkward. However, this movie was surprisingly entertaining! It was well paced, with a strong supporting cast. The plot twists were quite funny. Shirley plays Corliss Archer; She agrees to keep her brother's secret marriage underwraps, and winds up getting herself in a lot of trouble.


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