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Kiss and Tell (1945)

Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (play), F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shirley Temple ... Corliss Archer
Jerome Courtland ... Dexter Franklin
Walter Abel ... Harry Archer
Katharine Alexander ... Janet Archer
Robert Benchley ... Uncle George Archer
Porter Hall ... Bill Franklin
Virginia Welles ... Mildred Pringle
Tom Tully ... Bob Pringle
Darryl Hickman ... Raymond Pringle
Mary Philips ... Dorothy Pringle
Scott McKay ... Pvt. Jimmy Earhart
Scott Elliott ... Lt. Lenny Archer
Kathryn Card Kathryn Card ... Louise
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Mary Franklin
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Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their fight also has an affect on Mildred and Lenny Archer, Corliss' brother, who elope one weekend when Lenny's home on leave from the Army. Fearing that the Pringles would want the marriage annulled, the couple decides not to tell anyone about it except Corliss. Then, when Mildred gets pregnant, Corliss goes with her to her doctor, and is seen leaving the office. Mrs. Pringle gets the wrong idea, and goes over to the Archers to tell them that Corliss is pregnant. It's not long before they think that Corliss' boyfriend Dexter is the father. Then, to buy them some time, Corliss tells her parents that she and Dexter are married, all the while trying to contact Mildred at every opportunity. Suddenly, Corliss' uncle, a navy chaplain, shows up and offers to give them a real home wedding right there! Written by Anonymous

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With love and kisses from Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer. (Newspaper ad). See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bésame y verás See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kiss and Tell opened at the Biltmore Theater on March 17, 1943 and ran for an incredible 956 performances. See more »

Quotes

Harry Archer: Somehow, I just can't believe that I'm the father-in-law of that "Holy cow"!
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Connections

Remade as Robert Montgomery Presents: Kiss and Tell (1951) See more »

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22 August 2006 | by vernbettySee all my reviews

I was nine years old when I saw Kiss and Tell. I went to the morning movie and stayed until the last showing at 9:00 pm. I loved it so much that I didn't want to leave and kept saying,' wait until this part, then I'll leave.' Shirley Temple was a beautiful teenager. I remember that she had a kissing booth to help raise money for the war effort. The movie shows great community spirit in support of the soldiers that had gone off to battle. It was fun to see her go from a child to a teenager that I could identify with. Wanted to grow up and be like Shirley Temple. Would recommend this movie for family viewing! The other actors and actresses played wonderful supporting cast. Would love to see this movie out on a DVD!


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