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It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 September 1959 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
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Maggie Putnam
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Marquesa Marion de la Rey
Gustavo Rojo ...
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)
Robert Warwick ...
Congressman Muir
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Mrs. Tappe
Netta Packer ...
Mrs. Muir
Robert Cunningham ...
The Major
Alice Backes ...
Sally Meriden
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Belvah
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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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4 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Comenzó con un beso  »

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The car that Glenn Ford wins is a 1955 Lincoln Futura, the one-off concept car that ultimately became the Batmobile on Batman (1966). See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.22 (1960) See more »

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It Started with a Kiss
Music by Rudy Render
Lyrics by Charles Lederer
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Starts with a bang...quickly fizzles
7 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Half-price showgirl in New York, pining for a millionaire husband, marries lovestruck, underpaid Air Force Sergeant on the eve of his leaving for peacetime duty in Madrid; she follows, bringing misunderstandings, comic embarrassments, and a "car from the future" with her. Sex-based shenanigans for stars Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds is pleasant enough, particularly for the first forty or so minutes; after that, it deflates. Debbie, thinking she and Ford married for the wrong reason (sex), decides they should be platonic for a month--leaving Glenn to sleep on the sofa (when he's not taking cold showers). Movies based on misconceptions between characters have to be awfully smart to keep our interest (and keep us laughing), but this script by Charles Lederer, based on a Valentine Davies story, seems about ten years out of touch with the times. Ford thinks Debbie means she's pregnant when she writes that she has a big surprise, even though they've only been married for a month. When he meets her at the airport, she tells him the surprise could arrive the next day...and he STILL thinks she's talking about a baby! It's all in good fun, but these actors are much too smart to palmed off as dummies. ** from ****


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