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Kiss Them for Me

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 1957
  • Stanley Donen
  • 98 mins
  • U

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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CrewsonCary Grant
AliceJayne Mansfield
GwennethSuzy Parker
Eddie TurnbillLeif Erickson
Lieutenant "Mac" McCannRay Walston
MississipLarry Blyden
Chief Petty Officer RuddleNathaniel Frey
Commander WallaceWerner Klemperer

Crew

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DirectorStanley Donen

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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