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Kiss Them for Me (1957)

aka Kiss Them for Me

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Details: 105 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Cmdr. Andy Crewson
Small Alice Kratzner
Small Eddie Turnbill
Small Gwinneth Livingston
Small Lt. (j.g.) McCann
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Crew:

No_movie_poster Julius J. Epstein Screenplay
Small Stanley Donen Director
No_movie_poster Luther Davis Theatre Play
No_movie_poster Sol C. Siegel Production
No_movie_poster Jerry Wald Production
No_movie_poster Robert L. Simpson Editing

Plot:

Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four-day leave in San Francisco. They land a posh suite at a hotel where Commander Andy Crewson (Cary Grant), a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with wine, women and song.

Blonde bombshell Alice Kratzner (Jayne Mansfield) is one of these women, lured to the suite under the false pretense that Crewson has a stash of nylon stockings. Once there, she is naturally attracted to Crewson, but later turns her attention to Lieutenant McCann (Ray Walston), a married man who also is in the process of running for a Congressional seat back home in Connecticut. If he is elected, McCann can leave the Navy immediately and return to civilian life.

Lieutenant Wallace (Werner Klemperer) tries to get the three pilots, including "Mississip," (Larry Blyden) to make morale-raising speeches at the plants of shipyard magnate Eddie Turnbill (Leif Erickson), so that Turnbill will vouch for the men with the Navy and also to grease a popular job for himself upon leaving the service. Crewson and his cohorts, however, are physically and mentally exhausted from the war and simply want to enjoy a few days away from it.

Suffering from combat stress and confronted with a number of reminders of the horrors of war, Crewson tries to amuse himself by making a play for Turnbill's attractive fiancée, Gwinneth Livingston (Suzy Parker). She resists his advances at first, but ultimately throws her engagement ring in Turnbill's face. Crewson declares his love for her shortly before he and his mates board a plane leaving San Francisco to return to duty.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2004-01-06