Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

126 mins | Comedy | 18 December 1964

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Twentynine Palms, California, at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Hollywood, and in Las ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Twentynine Palms, California, at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Hollywood, and in Las Vegas. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
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Daily Variety
11 Jun 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
27 Jun 1963
p. 1, 4.
Daily Variety
15 Aug 1963
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Daily Variety
7 Nov 1963
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Daily Variety
3 Dec 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
14 Feb 1964
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Daily Variety
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Daily Variety
28 Feb 1964
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Daily Variety
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6 Mar 1964
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Daily Variety
15 May 1964
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Daily Variety
19 May 1964
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Daily Variety
6 Jul 1964
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Daily Variety
9 Jul 1964
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Daily Variety
10 Jul 1964
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Daily Variety
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Daily Variety
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Los Angeles Times
7 Oct 1963
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Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times
10 Feb 1964
Section D, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
21 Mar 1964
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Los Angeles Times
26 Mar 1964
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Los Angeles Times
31 Mar 1964
Section C, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times
8 Apr 1964
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Los Angeles Times
11 Apr 1964
Section B, p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
9 May 1964
Section A, p. 7.
Los Angeles Times
20 Jun 1964
Section B, p. 7.
Los Angeles Times
27 Nov 1964
Section D, p. 20.
Los Angeles Times
16 Dec 1964
Section D, p. 17.
Los Angeles Times
24 Dec 1964
Section C, p. 7.
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13 Oct 1963
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New York Times
5 Apr 1964
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New York Times
9 Apr 1964
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam op
Cam asst
Cam asst
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus score
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Unit mgr
Scr supv
Stills
Prop
Gaffer
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play L'ora della fantasia by Anna Bonacci (Rome, 1945).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Sophia," "I'm A Poached Egg," and "All The Livelong Day," music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Dazzling Hour
Release Date:
18 December 1964
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 18 December 1964
New York opening: 22 December 1964
Production Date:
6 March--7 July 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Phalanx Productions
Copyright Date:
22 December 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29547
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
126
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Dino, a pop vocalist who is notorious for his heavy drinking and lecherous behavior, concludes a Las Vegas nightclub engagement and heads for Hollywood in his Italian sportscar. A detour on the highway forces him to drive through Climax, Nevada, home of amateur songwriters Barney Millsap, a gas station attendant, and music teacher Orville J. Spooner, whose wife, Zelda, is the most beautiful woman in town. Barney recognizes Dino as the famous singer, and the two composers, in hopes of interesting Dino in their songs, sabotage his car and tell him they may have to send to Milan for parts. Orville invites Dino to stay at his home, but he becomes worried about Zelda's fidelity when he hears the singer's complaint that any night without sex leaves him with a pounding headache the next morning. To satisfy Dino's libido without ruining his own marriage, Orville provokes an argument with Zelda, causing her to leave the house in tears. Orville then arranges for Polly the Pistol, a waitress and prostitute from a nearby roadhouse, to pose as his wife. The scheme works well until the insanely jealous Orville forgets the arrangement and throws Dino out for molesting his wife. Dino seeks solace at the roadhouse while Orville and Polly spend the night together. Meanwhile, Zelda, in an attempt to forget her marital problems, has gotten drunk at the same bar; and the manager, to quell the woman's raucous behavior, puts her in Polly's trailer out back. Dino finds Zelda there, mistakes her for the waitress, and easily seduces her since she has always been a fan of his. Days later, Orville and Barney hear Dino singing one of their songs ... +


Dino, a pop vocalist who is notorious for his heavy drinking and lecherous behavior, concludes a Las Vegas nightclub engagement and heads for Hollywood in his Italian sportscar. A detour on the highway forces him to drive through Climax, Nevada, home of amateur songwriters Barney Millsap, a gas station attendant, and music teacher Orville J. Spooner, whose wife, Zelda, is the most beautiful woman in town. Barney recognizes Dino as the famous singer, and the two composers, in hopes of interesting Dino in their songs, sabotage his car and tell him they may have to send to Milan for parts. Orville invites Dino to stay at his home, but he becomes worried about Zelda's fidelity when he hears the singer's complaint that any night without sex leaves him with a pounding headache the next morning. To satisfy Dino's libido without ruining his own marriage, Orville provokes an argument with Zelda, causing her to leave the house in tears. Orville then arranges for Polly the Pistol, a waitress and prostitute from a nearby roadhouse, to pose as his wife. The scheme works well until the insanely jealous Orville forgets the arrangement and throws Dino out for molesting his wife. Dino seeks solace at the roadhouse while Orville and Polly spend the night together. Meanwhile, Zelda, in an attempt to forget her marital problems, has gotten drunk at the same bar; and the manager, to quell the woman's raucous behavior, puts her in Polly's trailer out back. Dino finds Zelda there, mistakes her for the waitress, and easily seduces her since she has always been a fan of his. Days later, Orville and Barney hear Dino singing one of their songs on national television. As a perplexed Orville tries to determine the source of his good fortune, Zelda caresses him. +

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