kiss them for me
the year: 1957
the genre: dramedy
the cast: Cary Grant (Cmdr. Andy Crewson); Jayne Mansfield (Alice Kartzner); Suzy Parker (Gwinneth Livingston); Ray Walston (Lt. J.G. McCann); Larry Blyden (Mississip); Nathaniel Frey (CPO Ruddle)
the plot: Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They snag a posh suite at a hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with party people. Lieutenant Wallace tries to get the pilots to make speeches to rally the homefront at shipyard magnate Eddie Turnbill's plants, but they're tired of the war and just want to have fun. While Crewson begins falling in love with Turnbill's fiancée Gwinneth Livingston, he tries to ignore the distant call of war.
don't miss: how "Mr." Ruddle and Miss Kratzner communicate.
listen for: "Crewson, I love you very much." "That's the only way to love a person, otherwise it isn't worth all the trouble."
did you know: Suzy Parker was a famous model in the 1950s and the first one was to earn $100,000 per year.
extra bonus points: if you know which musical, made the same year, stars Suzy Parker in the big opening number.
did you also know: that although set in 1944, throughout the film you can see vehicles which are obvious early '50s models.