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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)




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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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 Navy Blue and Gold (1937) See more »

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pleasant B movie
28 March 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

MGM used their second and third tier actors for their B films, making them really more like A-. These movies were used as a training ground for up and coming actors as well. Here, Dennis O'Keefe and Maureen O'Sullivan star with Mickey Rooney, Frank Albertson, and Jesse Ralph, and another young up and coming, Ruth Hussey, in "Hold that Kiss," from 1938.

June (O'Sullivan) comes from a chaotic family and works in the couturier business; Tommy (O'Keefe) is a travel agent. At a posh wedding, she's helping the bride with her going-away outfit, and he's delivering tickets. Each assumes the other is a guest and therefore a member of the rich, horsey set.

Both O'Keefe and O'Sullivan were very good, if lightweight actors who never achieved superstardom. O'Sullivan, busy most of the time having her seven children, was very beautiful with a nice Irish lilt to her voice.

Enjoyable movie, with an upbeat performance by Rooney. I loved the atmosphere in the family especially, with the brothers teasing one another, and June bringing home that giant St. Bernard. Good fun.

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Release Date:

13 May 1938 (USA) See more »

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I kväll kl 8 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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