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It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 4 September 1959 (USA)
A U.S. sergeant serving in Spain creates envy among his Air Force superiors and the Spanish locals when his brand new futuristic sports car and pretty wife arrive at the base.

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Cast

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Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
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Maggie Putnam
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Marquesa Marion de la Rey
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Antonio Soriano
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Maj. Gen. Tim O'Connell
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Congressman Richard Tappe
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Charles Meriden (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
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Congressman Muir
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Mrs. Tappe
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Mrs. Muir
Robert Cunningham ...
The Major
Alice Backes ...
Sally Meriden
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Belvah
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Storyline

Air Force Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick meets and marries a beautiful model, Maggie Putnam, on the eve of being shipped off to Spain. When the new Mrs. Fitzpatrick waits to join her husband, she promises him in a letter "the most wonderful surprise that could happen to two people." Joe naturally assumes that she's pregnant, but the surprise turns out to be a fabulous new car that he won in a raffle. His new bride and car win him the scorn and jealousy of Spain's most famous toreador, not to mention the suspicions of his commanding officer. Written by Adam Thomas <summoner@cyberspace.org>

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It started with a kiss and ended like this in romantic Spain !

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Comedy | Romance

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4 September 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comenzó con un beso  »

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$1,789,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Gene Blakely. See more »

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Referenced in The Batmobile Revealed (2001) See more »

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It Started with a Kiss
Music by Rudy Render
Lyrics by Charles Lederer
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The funniest film i have ever seen.
22 July 2004 | by (St Helens, Merseyside) – See all my reviews

I think that this film is one of the funniest films i have ever seen. I think Debbie Reynolds is hilarious and the chemistry between her and Glenn Ford is perfect. There is not a dull moment in the film and Debbie looks beautiful as always.

The story is about a showgirl Maggie(Debbie Reynolds) who meets a penniless soldier Joe (Glenn Ford). She takes an instant dislike to him but after he accidentally tears her dress, he returns it to her on the condition that she goes on one date with him. They end up getting married the night they have their date after just one kiss. Joe and Maggie move to Spain and find they have nothing in common but physical attraction, so Maggie proposes that for one month they live but not as man and wife which means that Joe is not allowed to kiss or sleep with Maggie, much to Joe's frustration.A hilarious plot and a wonderful film. Not to be missed.


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