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Kisses for Breakfast (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 July 1941 (USA)
Rodney has just married the often engaged Juliette and they are both ready to leave on their honeymoon. However, Clara showed up and Rodney sneaks out to talk to her. Clara is blackmailing ... See full summary »


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Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Seymour Hicks (play) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Rodney Trask
Jane Wyatt ... Laura Anders
Shirley Ross ... Juliet Marsden
Lee Patrick ... Betty Trent
Jerome Cowan ... Lucius Lorimer
Una O'Connor ... Ellie
Barnett Parker ... Phillips
Romaine Callender ... Dr. George Burroughs
Lucia Carroll ... Clara Raymond
Cornel Wilde ... Chet Oakley
Willie Best ... Arnold
Louise Beavers ... Clotilda
Clarence Muse ... Old Jeff


Rodney has just married the often engaged Juliette and they are both ready to leave on their honeymoon. However, Clara showed up and Rodney sneaks out to talk to her. Clara is blackmailing Rodney, as he knew her before Juliette. Clara's accomplice hits Rodney over the head when he refuses to pay. This causes amnesia and the only name Rodney can find in his pockets is Laura Anders - who is Juliette's cousin. Laura had never met "Rodney" so she does not know him. Laura and "Rodney", still not remembering who is really is, get married on their way to Juliette's house. When "Rodney" is recognized everyone tries to keep Laura and "Rodney" from starting their honeymoon. Mayhem ensues. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>, A.Nonymous

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Comedy | Romance








Release Date:

5 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Stayed Kissed See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although there is an onscreen copyright statement, the film is not listed in the copyright catalogue. See more »


When the doctor has Rodney under hypnosis, he asks him, "Why did Clara try to blackmail you?" The doctor wouldn't know anything about a blackmail because Rodney only stated that Clara showed up. See more »


Lucius Lorimer: [speaking of Rodney] I tell you that fellow rubs me the wrong way.
Juliet Marsden: I never had that trouble.
Lucius Lorimer: [shocked] What do you mean?
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Version of Mr. What's-His-Name? (1935) See more »


My Song of Love
Composer undetermined
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Dennis Morgan at the party
Hummed by Lee Patrick
Reprised a cappella by Dennis Morgan often
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Dated and not that well cast
6 July 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyatt, Shirley Ross, and Lee Patrick star in "Kisses for Breakfast" based on a play and produced in 1941.

Morgan, a likable actor, plays Rodney Trask, a handsome crooner who marries Juliet (Shirley Ross). Juliet wanted her cousin Laura (Jane Wyatt) to come up from the south, but cousin Laura begs off due to illness. Juliet decides that en route to their Havana honeymoon they will visit her, so Rodney takes down her address.

They are preparing to leave when Rodney's old girlfriend Clara shows up. She seems to think she can get $10,000 from Rodney. To keep their meeting private, they go for a drive. Clara has a partner, who knocks Rodney out and trashes his car.

Rodney wakes up with amnesia. Everyone believes him to be dead. The only thing Rodney has on him is Laura's address. After a hobo gives him the name "Happy Homes" from a billboard, Rodney heads for Laura's.

Laura and Rodney fall in love, and he is able to help bring her plantation back to its former glory. They marry, and Laura receives an invitation to Juliet's wedding to Lucius (Jerome Cowan). Laura and Rodney decide to attend.

Crazy comedy that would have been funnier with just the right cast. As someone pointed out, Jerome Cowan is miscast, and Shirley Ross is too overdone. Lee Patrick as Juliet's friend is hilarious. Morgan is just fine, as is Wyatt.

But this thing needed a boost, which a few tweaks in the casting would have given it. William Powell, Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, actors more adept at comedy could have helped this along.

Since it's 1941, there are also racial stereotypes and racial humor. I for one think these are a reminder of where we once were - I'm not a fan of rewriting history.

Una O'Connor plays a maid, and she's a riot. This is a true madcap comedy that needed more madcap actors.

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