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Kisses for My President (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 4 December 1964 (Finland)
When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Robert G. Kane (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fred MacMurray ... Thad McCloud
Polly Bergen ... Leslie McCloud
Arlene Dahl ... Doris Reid Weaver
Edward Andrews ... Sen. Walsh
Eli Wallach ... Raphael Valdez Jr.
Donald May ... Secret Service Agent John O'Connor
Harry Holcombe ... Vice President Bill Richards
Ahna Capri ... Gloria McCloud (as Anna Capri)
Ronnie Dapo ... Peter McCloud
Richard St. John Richard St. John ... Jackson
Bill Walker ... Joseph
Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden ... Miss Higgins
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Storyline

When the women of America join together on election day and elect a Leslie McCloud as the US President, things get a little awkward. Especially for her husband Thad NcCloud. He, as First Husband, must take over the job as The First Lady, in the women's groups and garden parties. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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First male "first lady" takes Washington by storm. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

WB Shop / Warner Archive

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 1964 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kisses for the President See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros., Pearlayne See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The car that Valdez picks up before the wild ride with McCloud is a Jaguar D-Type, a popular race car and LeMans contender in the Fifties but obsolete by the time of the film's release in 1964. See more »

Goofs

During the car and train chase scene where Valdez (Wallach) is driving Thad McClound (MacMurray) along a remote 2 lane road showing off the speed of Valdez's sports car, a police cruiser or crew auto, can be seen blocking between the road and a railroad crossing so that no cross traffic can pass into the train's path. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus McCloud: I'm looking forward to some jolly times when I get to know your buzzers better.
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Soundtracks

Kisses
(uncredited)
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Played during the opening credits
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Funny ... and catches the attention.
3 December 2011 | by Bmack4See all my reviews

Granted, this movie is not to be taken too seriously. Who would have given heavy thought to having a female president in 1964? However, I didn't find it insulting. It was simply a comforting little comedy starring top-flight actors.

As usual, the highly diversified Fred MacMurray was excellent as the husband of the female president. Polly Bergan, always in grand form, displayed her ability to capture her character perfectly ... as directed by Curtis Bernhart for Warner Brothers.

Also presenting good performances were the great Eli Wallach and beautiful Arlene Dahl.

This was the type of comedy that reflected what was expected on the "big screen" in 1964. Filming it in Black-and-White was a good decision. Color would have taken away the simplicity that made it special.

It was 113-minutes of fun.


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