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Kiss Them for Me

Kiss Them for Me

Stanley Donen (1957)

98min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

Three Navy pilots are given four days' leave during the Second World War so they can take part in a promotional event. However, the lucky trio prefer spending their free time throwing a party - and when one of them falls for a businessman's fiancee, he questions whether he even wants to return to duty. Comedy, starring Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Lief Erickson and Suzy Parker.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Stanley Donen
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Other Information

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

Comedy

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