Kiss Them for Me

  • U
  • Stanley Donen (1957)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Oh dear. The combined talents of star Cary Grant and director Stanley Donen, so successful in both Indiscreet and Charade, fail miserably here, in a Fox remake of that old perennial "three sailors on the town" plot (a veritable Donen classic), this time set in San Francisco during the Second World War and based loosely on the novel Shore Leave. Despite the embellishments of a super score and CinemaScope location shooting, the movie never really catches fire, and is worth viewing now only as a 1950s period piece, with former supermodel Suzy Parker and blonde Jayne Mansfield particularly well displayed as Grant's love interests.

Plot Summary

Wartime comedy drama starring Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield. During the Second World War, three US Navy pilots get involved in a variety of romantic misadventures while on shore leave in San Francisco.

Cast and crew

Cast

Crewson
Cary Grant
Alice
Jayne Mansfield
Gwenneth
Suzy Parker
Eddie Turnbill
Leif Erickson
Lieutenant "Mac" McCann
Ray Walston
Mississip
Larry Blyden
Chief Petty Officer Ruddle
Nathaniel Frey
Commander Wallace
Werner Klemperer

Crew

Director
Stanley Donen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Available on DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy

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