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It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 4 September 1959 (USA)
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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick
... Maggie Putnam
... Marquesa Marion de la Rey
... Antonio Soriano
... Maj. Gen. Tim O'Connell
... Congressman Richard Tappe
... Charles Meriden (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
... Congressman Muir
... Mrs. Tappe
... Mrs. Muir
Robert Cunningham ... The Major
Alice Backes ... Sally Meriden
... 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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It started with a kiss and ended like this in romantic Spain !

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Comedy | Romance

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4 September 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comenzó con un beso  »

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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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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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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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Look for the TV stars
2 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Besides being a slightly better-than-average romantic comedy, this movie features several very familiar television supporting stars -- if you're an old coot like me anyway! -- including Eva Gabor ("Green Acres"), Edgar Buchanan ("Petticoat Junction"), Harry Morgan ("Dragnet" and "M*A*S*H"), Frances Bavier ("The Andy Griffith Show"), Richard Deacon ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), Marion Ross ("Happy Days"), and last, but not least, the Batmobile!


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