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Kiss Them for Me (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1957 (USA)
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Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with ... See full summary »

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Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with party people. Lieutenant Wallace is trying to get the pilots to make speeches to rally the homefront at shipyard magnate Eddie Turnbill's plants, but they're tired of the war and just want to have fun. While Crewson begins falling in love with Turnbill's fiancée Gwinneth Livingston, he tries to ignore the distant call of war. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Ray Walston's first film. See more »

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It's 1944 when the fliers board the Catalina flying boat in Hawaii, but it has 1942-43 national insignia on the wings. Plain white stars on blue circles, missing the horizontal white stripes with blue border. See more »

Quotes

Gwinneth Livingston: Crewson, I love you very much.
Cmdr. Andy Crewson: That's the only way to love a person, otherwise it isn't worth all the trouble. I love you very much too.
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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I Had the Craziest Dream
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by a drunk guy on stage
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a rather forced, meandering comedy
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was a critical and box-office fiasco back in 1957. It was based on a novel which was later turned into a play--which flopped on Broadway. The story is about some navy officers on leave in San Francisco during WWII. They have 4 day's leave which they spend at the Mark Hopkins hotel. The film meanders a lot and none of the characters seem very real. Cary Grant is generally brilliant in comedy and drama--but here he plays a sort of wheeler dealer and he doesn't really pull it off. Tony Curtis or James Garner would have been better choices. Audrey Hepburn was initially set to play opposite Grant, but had other commitments--so Suzy parker stepped in. She had never acted before, but was America's top photographic model at the time. I think that she did a good job, considering all the pressure that she was under. Grant's pairing with Jayne Mansfield in a few brief scenes--did not really work. The Studio was trying to give her some class by acting with Grant--but the character had no substance at all.


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