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It Started with a Kiss (1959)

A U.S. sergeant serving in Spain creates envy among his Air Force superiors and the Spanish locals when his brand new futuristic sports car and pretty wife arrive at the base.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Charles Lederer (screenplay), Valentine Davies (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
Debbie Reynolds ... Maggie Putnam
Eva Gabor ... Marquesa Marion de la Rey
Gustavo Rojo ... Antonio Soriano
Fred Clark ... Maj. Gen. Tim O'Connell
Edgar Buchanan ... Congressman Richard Tappe
Harry Morgan ... Charles Meriden (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
Robert Warwick ... Congressman Muir
Frances Bavier ... Mrs. Tappe
Netta Packer ... Mrs. Muir
Robert Cunningham Robert Cunningham ... The Major
Alice Backes Alice Backes ... Sally Meriden
Carmen Phillips ... Belvah
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Storyline

Air Force Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick meets and marries a beautiful model, Maggie Putnam, on the eve of being shipped off to Spain. When the new Mrs. Fitzpatrick waits to join her husband, she promises him in a letter "the most wonderful surprise that could happen to two people." Joe naturally assumes that she's pregnant, but the surprise turns out to be a fabulous new car that he won in a raffle. His new bride and car win him the scorn and jealousy of Spain's most famous toreador, not to mention the suspicions of his commanding officer. Written by Adam Thomas <summoner@cyberspace.org>

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Taglines:

It started with a kiss and ended like this in romantic Spain !

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comenzó con un beso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,789,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,750,000, 31 December 1959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,650,000, 31 December 1959
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The car that Glenn Ford wins is a 1955 Lincoln Futura, the one-off concept car that ultimately became the Batmobile on Batman (1966). See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.22 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

It Started with a Kiss
Music by Rudy Render
Lyrics by Charles Lederer
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A nice romantic comedy -- and a great car!
18 April 2003 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

I saw this film with my parents at a drive-in in 1959, and I was mesmerized by the fabulous Lincoln Futura, the best of the 1950s "dream cars".

As a devoted sci-fi fan, this car was the very essence of the "future". The Futura implied predictions of a future similar to those presented in movies like "Forbidden Planet". It was an example of the kind of superior technological design which I eagerly anticipated in the decades to come.

Predictions like this were why I loved to watch Disney shows like "Mars and Beyond", "Tomorrow the Moon", and "Magic Highway USA".


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