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Kiss Them for Me (1957)

Kiss Them for Me (1957)

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Luther Davis' racy wartime comedy Kiss Them for Me was expurgated a bit for the 1957 film version. Cary Grant, Ray Walston and Larry Blyden portray three navy war heroes who've been booked on a morale-building "vacation" in San Francisco. Eluding their ulcerated public relations officer (Werner Klemperer), the trio arranges a wild party with plenty of pretty girls. Cary Grant is paired with knockout Suzy Parker, an icy socialite who eventually thaws under his charms. Also on hand is Jayne Mansfield, playing a "good time girl" whose profession was a bit more explicit in the original play; the role was originated by Judy Holliday, who brought a wistfulness to the character that Ms. Mansfield couldn't quite manage. TV sitcom fans will get a kick out of the supporting cast of Kiss Them For Me: Ray Walston, later star of My Favorite Martian plays a libertine navy officer; Werner Klemperer, shorn of the accent he'd use as Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes, is hilarious as the flustered p.r. man; and Richard Deacon (Leave It to Beaver, The Dick Van Dyke Show) pops up unbilled as a dour businessman who can't understand the war-hero mystique.

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Cast

Cary Grant
as Cmdr. Andy Crewson
Jayne Mansfield
as Alice Kratzner
Suzy Parker
as Gwinneth Livingston
Leif Erickson
as Eddie Turnbill
Ray Walston
as Lt. `Mac' McCann
Larry Blyden
as Mississip
Nathaniel Frey
as C.P.O. Ruddle
Werner Klemperer
as Cmdr. Wallace
Jack Mullaney
as Ens. Lewis
Ben Wright
as RAF Pilot
Harry Carey Jr.
as Roundtree
Frank Nelson
as Neilson
Ann McCrea
as Lucille
John Doucette
as Shore Patrol Lieutenant
Kip King
as Marine
Robert St. Angelo
as Hotel Porter
Barbara Gould
as WAC Corporal
Sue Collier
as Girl at Party
Jan Reeves
as Blonde
Peter Leeds
as Reporter
Jonathan Hale
as Nightclub Manager
Hal Baylor
as Big Marine
William Phipps
as Lt. Hendricks
Larry Lo Verde
as C.P.O., Submarine
Michael Fox
as War Correspondent
Robert Sherman
as War Correspondent
Harry Carter
as War Correspondent
Deborah Kerr
as Gwinneth Livingston
Richard Shannon
as War Correspondent
Kathleen Freeman
as Nurse Wilinski
Nancy Kulp
as Wave at Switchboard
Richard Deacon
as Hotchkiss
Maudie Prickett
as Chief Nurse
Linc Foster
as Copilot
Bill Suiter
as Bellhop
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Critic Reviews for Kiss Them for Me

All Critics (1)

Somehow all the glibness never translates to funny.

August 21, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Kiss Them for Me

This movie had the potential to be a great movie, but I think maybe the scriptwriters got carried away or something because it doesn't go anywhere. It has some good stars, but it lacks any interesting situations or anything. It's okay, but it really should have been made better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A contender for Cary's worst film, leering and unpleasant

jay nixon
jay nixon

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