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A Kiss for Corliss (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 November 1949 (USA)
A teenage girl who has a crush on an older, more sophisticated man tells all her friends that the man is her boyfriend. Soon that story starts making its way around the town.

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After a brief encounter with the romantic and thrice divorced Kenneth Marquis, Corliss Archer decides to write in her diary that they are together in order to make her boyfriend Dexter jealous. Corliss' father had also served as attorney representing Kenneth Marquis' ex-wife during his most recent divorce trial. When Corliss and Dexter don't come home one evening until five in the morning, Corliss decides to pretend to have amnesia to avoid the inevitable punishment awaiting her. The Archers then read Corliss' diary to her to help her remember the things that were important to her. After reading that she was dating Kenneth Marquis, they send for Marquis, who, in order to irritate Mr. Archer, whom he loathes, says that it's all true, and even gives the newspapers the story that they're engaged. Corliss, whose charade ends then, tries to tell everyone what really happened, but by that time, no one will believe her. The matter is complicated by the fact that Corliss' uncle, a navy ... Written by mdschick

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This was Shirley Temple's last film and her only starring feature since 1934 which did not receive a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

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Dexter Franklin: I guess you know about this article in Glimpse. It just came out today. It's a good picture of you, Corliss.
Harry P. Archer: I'm the father of a girl with a national reputation like Catherine the Great.
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Funny, warm, great family fun
25 July 2001 | by (NS, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Family Channel a few years ago and LOVED it! Anyone who likes Shirley temple, or just classic movies in general will love this sweet movie. I'm still waiting for Family Channel to run it again. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is another movie sort of like this one, with the same kind of happiness and fun.


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