It Started with a Kiss (film)

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It Started with a Kiss
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Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by George Marshall
Produced by Aaron Rosenberg
Written by Valentine Davies (story)
Charles Lederer
Starring Glenn Ford
Debbie Reynolds
Eva Gabor
Edgar Buchanan
Harry Morgan
Music by Jeff Alexander
Cinematography Robert J. Bronner
Edited by John McSweeney Jr.
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) 19 August 1959
Running time 104 mins
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $1,789,000[1]
Box office $4,650,000[1][2]

It Started with a Kiss is a 1959 film starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds. It was directed by George Marshall.

Synopsis[edit]

After a whirlwind courtship, an Air Force staff sergeant who is a Korean War veteran, Joe Fitzpatrick (Ford), and his wife Maggie (Reynolds), a dancer, try to make their marriage work. Joe is posted to Spain; back in New York, his wife learns that he has won a raffle making them the owners of the custom-built 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car. The car is delivered to Spain, where it attracts attention from many people including a famous matador. The car also comes to the attention of Joe's commanding officer, who insists he ship it back to the States to avoid promoting the image of Americans as snobbishly wealthy. This upsets Maggie. In the end, Joe sells the car to the matador and he and Maggie are reconciled.

Production notes[edit]

A scene in the movie recreated a well-known sequence from the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby, when Joe must walk in-step behind Maggie to hide her torn dress.

The car used in the film – of which there was only one – was later customized by George Barris and served as the Batmobile for the 1960s TV series Batman.

Box Office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $2,750,000 in the US and Canada and $1.9 million elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $582,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ US and Canada figures see "1959: Probable Domestic Take", Variety, 6 January 1960 p 34

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