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 ... See full summary »
Mary Hagen lives in a small town in Ohio and goes to Jordon Junior College. For years, there has been whispers, rumors and gossip about who are her real parents. When Tom Bates returns to ... See full summary »
Clifton Webb recreates his Sitting Pretty role as Mr. Lynn Belvedere, the World's Greatest Genius. Belvedere discovers that he is ineligible for an honorary award because he never attended ... See full summary »
A poor girl falls for a wealthy young man. He invites her to his gala birthday party, but she doesn't have the right kind of dress to wear, so her family and friends band together to raise money to get her the proper dress.
Kathleen is a 12 year old who lives in a big house with a nanny, a butler, maids, no mother and a father who is working most of the time. She dreams of a family with a mother, father and ... See full summary »
Harold S. Bucquet
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »
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
In the opening of "A Kiss for Corliss", the movie is titled, "Almost a Bride". See more »
If I were Archer, I'd be after you with a shotgun!
Well, a shotgun is customary only in cases where the bridegroom is unwilling. I, on the other hand, am panting with eagerness. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Humph! One slip up and you're the formerly wealthy Mr. Marquis. Aside from Archer, your stockholders won't stand for any more escapades in court.
Yeah? It's Pop. Probably wants another retraction. Hello, Pop. This is Sonny. Oh! Language! I don't know why you're so upset. Everyone knows that ...
[...] See more »
With the failure Bonnie Prince Charlie to reestablish David Niven as a box office star, that began a period for several years where Niven was scrambling for work. It's why he appears essentially as a guest star in a big screen version of the Meet Corliss Archer radio series, A Kiss For Corliss.
Shirley Temple is the star and this is the second time she appears as the eternally innocent Brooklyn bobbysoxer, she did Kiss And Tell four years earlier. Fans of the radio show probably were disappointed.
Temple's father is Tom Tully who is a lawyer and representing the third wife of playboy David Niven in a divorce suit. His daughter is having her usual troubles with her boy next door boyfriend Darryl Hickman. In a Lucy Ricardo type scheme she fakes a diary where says she's involved with Niven. The 'diary' falls into the wrong hands and Niven almost winds up marry Temple. I suppose that was better than That Hagen Girl where Ronald Reagan actually does marry Shirley Temple.
This is a most unfunny comedy. Niven looks embarrassed to be appearing in this. But he was a recent widower with two small sons and declining box office. He appeared in a few films like this in secondary roles to support his family.
Shirley Temple would also quit the movies after A Kiss For Corliss. No one in this film comes out with any career enhancement.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?