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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... June Evans
... Tommy Bradford
... Chick Evans
... Mr. Piermont
... Aunt Lucy
... Al (as Edward S. Brophy)
... Mrs. Evans
... Steve Evans
... Ted Evans
... Nadine Piermont
... Maurice
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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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I kväll kl 8  »

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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 »

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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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Likable little comedy
12 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

During the Great Depression, audiences liked to see the differences between rich and poor people played for laughs. This frothy romance from 1938 is in that vein. If you like mix-ups, silly situations and innocent fun in the classic Hollywood spirit, this should appeal to you.

Maureen O'Sullivan and Dennis O'Keefe play working-class folks in the big city who happen to meet under confusing circumstances. They quickly fall in love, but each gets the mistaken impression that the other is rich.

As the romance heats up, the two try harder and harder to impress each other with bogus details of their "privileged" lives. But each feels ashamed of being a phony, and each dreads the day when the truth comes out.

The girl's wacky relatives (including a younger brother played by Mickey Rooney) take her wealth charade to extraordinary lengths, and their antics supply most of the comedy in the film. Some of the gags are dated, but a few are still laugh-out-loud funny.

The main problem is with the leads. While O'Sullivan was perfectly cast in this movie, O'Keefe was not. He was more suited to tough guy roles than to this kind of gentle fluff. But he deserves credit for trying hard. The same could be said for the picture itself.


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