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Hold That Kiss (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 13 May 1938 (USA)
June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other ... See full summary »


Edwin L. Marin


Stanley Rauh (original story and screen play)


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Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Sullivan ... June Evans
Dennis O'Keefe ... Tommy Bradford
Mickey Rooney ... Chick Evans
George Barbier ... Mr. Piermont
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Lucy
Edward Brophy ... Al (as Edward S. Brophy)
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Evans
Frank Albertson ... Steve Evans
Phillip Terry ... Ted Evans
Ruth Hussey ... Nadine Piermont
Barnett Parker ... Maurice


June Evans, clothing model, and Tommy Bradford, travel agent, both dream of being rich. When they meet at millionaire, J. Westley Piermont's daughter's wedding, they both assume each other is wealthy. Each being there to do errands. Piermont having a very poor memory unknowingly helps June and Tommy confirm their lies. The two begin to date, resulting in each other trying to outdo the other. But both have no money. Written by Kelly

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

13 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I kväll kl 8 See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Wednesday 21 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 13 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in both New Haven CT and Norfolk VA 26 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8) and on WTAR (Channel 3), in Fresno CA 19 December 1957 on KMJ (Channel 24), in Philadelphia 27 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Honolulu 2 February 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Columbus 4 February 1958 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Tampa 7 February 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), in San Francisco 20 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Spokane 27 May 1958 on KHQ (Channel 6), in Miami 9 June 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Seattle 15 June 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and in Indianapolis 17 June 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13); New York City televiewers finally got a chance to take a look at it 22 August 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


Aunt Lucy McCaffey: Say, Fred: we're having a little party tonight and I thought mayeb you'd like to help out.
Fred, the Elevator Operator: [smiling broadly] Yes, ma'am!
Aunt Lucy McCaffey: Have you ever done any serving?
Fred, the Elevator Operator: Yes, ma'am, I served six months once in Georgia!
Aunt Lucy McCaffey: Oh, well, we only need you for a couple of hours.
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References The Good Earth (1937) See more »

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At Least We Are Working...
23 October 2009 | by xerses13See all my reviews

The major studios which M.G.M. was the biggest, had a stable of contract players that had to be kept occupied. From the heavy-weight Stars like GABLE, LOY, POWELL, SHEARER and TRACY to character actors, all had to be kept busy. Fifty-Two (52) features a year was the standard of the 'majors' plus shorts. From 'A' efforts too 'Bs' like this one, HOLD THAT KISS (1938).

The plot of these were simple. This comedy is a typical 'Boy meets Girl', both pretending to be of the '400'. Not wishing the other to know of their rather common back-rounds. Neither wanting to admit the truth until the last reel when true love wins out over perceived social prejudices.

MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN, never a major star was a good filler for this type of film. Something to plug into between TARZANs' and pregnancies. DENNIS O'KEEFE was being groomed for a stardom he would never fulfill, but MICKEY ROONEY would go on to greater things. The rest of the cast, all professional character actors. Who knew their lines, hit their marks and got the picture done on time and under budget. This made them very popular with Louis B. Mayer and the money men back in New York City.

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