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Kisses for My President (1964)

When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First ... See full summary »

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Thad McCloud
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Raphael Valdez Jr.
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Doris Reid Weaver
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Sen. Walsh
Donald May ...
Secret Service Agent John O'Connor
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Vice President Bill Richards
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Gloria McCloud (as Anna Capri)
Ronnie Dapo ...
Peter McCloud
Richard St. John ...
Jackson
Bill Walker ...
Joseph
Adrienne Marden ...
Miss Higgins
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When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and garden parties. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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First male "first lady" takes Washington by storm. See more »

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4 December 1964 (Finland)  »

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Trivia

According to early publicity announced prior to JFK assassination, Polly Bergen's wardrobe for the role as first female president of the US was to have been designed by Oleg Cassini, favorite couturier of then-First Lady Jackie Kennedy. For whatever reason, costumes were ultimately designed by Howard Shoup, who received an Oscar nomination for his work. See more »

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Visible in first shot set in waiting room outside President's office. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus McCloud: I'm looking forward to some jolly times when I get to know your buzzers better.
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Kisses
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
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Funny ... and catches the attention.
3 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Granted, this movie is not to be taken too seriously. Who would have given heavy thought to having a female president in 1964? However, I didn't find it insulting. It was simply a comforting little comedy starring top-flight actors.

As usual, the highly diversified Fred MacMurray was excellent as the husband of the female president. Polly Bergan, always in grand form, displayed her ability to capture her character perfectly ... as directed by Curtis Bernhart for Warner Brothers.

Also presenting good performances were the great Eli Wallach and beautiful Arlene Dahl.

This was the type of comedy that reflected what was expected on the "big screen" in 1964. Filming it in Black-and-White was a good decision. Color would have taken away the simplicity that made it special.

It was 113-minutes of fun.


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