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Kisses for My President (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 December 1964 (Finland)
When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Robert G. Kane (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred MacMurray ... Thad McCloud
Polly Bergen ... Leslie McCloud
Arlene Dahl ... Doris Reid Weaver
Edward Andrews ... Sen. Walsh
Eli Wallach ... Raphael Valdez Jr.
Donald May Donald May ... Secret Service Agent John O'Connor
Harry Holcombe ... Vice President Bill Richards
Ahna Capri ... Gloria McCloud (as Anna Capri)
Ronnie Dapo Ronnie Dapo ... Peter McCloud
Richard St. John Richard St. John ... Jackson
Bill Walker ... Joseph
Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden ... Miss Higgins
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When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and garden parties. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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First male "first lady" takes Washington by storm. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

WB Shop / Warner Archive

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisses for the President See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros.,Pearlayne See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The British film distributors were so suspicious of the film that the put it out on general release without a London West End showing. See more »

Goofs

Polly Bergen was born in 1930 and would only have been 33 or 34 years old when this movie was released. The minimum age for the United States President is set by the Constitution as 35. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus McCloud: I'm looking forward to some jolly times when I get to know your buzzers better.
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Soundtracks

Spirit of Independence
(uncredited)
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played during the parade at the beginning
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Extraordinary and Funny!
4 December 2013 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Polly Bergen has just been elected President of the United States. That makes husband Fred MacMurray first lady. Even though he had his own business, he forgoes that to stay at home and becomes bored with the duties that are usually given to ladies in that position: planning the banquets, what's for supper, guiding the tours, etc. I was afraid this was going to be lame, not funny, and dated. But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself getting into it. It helps that Eli Wallach is given a larger-than-life character as a foreign diplomat asking for financial aid for his country that he misuses. It helps if you like Fred MacMurray. Arlene Dahl is an ex-suitor who still has a yen for Fred. She tries to coax him into bringing his reputation to her business, but he eventually backs out. Even the children have Secret Service following them throughout the day and that has its repercussions. Granted, it has its predictable humor about Fred as "a fish out of water." And, I agree with another reviewer that Rosalind Russell would have been a better choice than Polly Bergen, but, if you like the actors here, then you'll have a pleasant two hours with friends in some extraordinary conditions.


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