Kiss Me Baby (1957)

65 mins | Variety | 1957

Director:

Lillian Hunt

Cinematographer:

W. Merle Connell

Editor:

Phil Tucker

Production Company:

Billiken Pictures
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HISTORY

The main title card includes a "Copyright MCMLVII by Billiken Pictures" statement, but the film was not registered for copyright protection. Despite the order of the cast credits, Taffy O'Neil, mistakenly billed onscreen as Taffy O'Niel, was the star attraction. In two of the sketches comedian Harry Arnie appears as his alter ego, "Snuffy Smith." The film may also have been distributed as Cute and Curvy , according to NYSA ... More Less

The main title card includes a "Copyright MCMLVII by Billiken Pictures" statement, but the film was not registered for copyright protection. Despite the order of the cast credits, Taffy O'Neil, mistakenly billed onscreen as Taffy O'Niel, was the star attraction. In two of the sketches comedian Harry Arnie appears as his alter ego, "Snuffy Smith." The film may also have been distributed as Cute and Curvy , according to NYSA records. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Mus
Mus consultant
Mus dir
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Cute and Curvy
Release Date:
1957
Production Date:
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

This record of a typical burlesque show of the 1950s begins with Leon De Voe singing “Kiss Me, Baby,” supported by four dancers. He is followed by striptease dancer Joy Ryder and a comedy routine. Pat Flannery then sings “I Just Wanna Be Bad” and strips. Striptease dances performed by Gina, Debby Ray and star attraction Taffy O’Neil are interspersed with more comedy sketches. In the first sketch, Harry Arnie tries to pick up Herbie Gillis’ girl friend, “talking woman” Midnight. In the next sketch, De Voe meets Arnie on a Paris street and coaches him in how to talk with French girls. The third sketch finds Gillis as a sailor, back from six months at sea and very anxious to see his girl friend, being prevented from crossing the street to her apartment by patrolman De Voe and holdup man Eddie Ware. The final sketch, which takes place in a divorce court, features Midnight and Gillis as opposing attorneys, De Voe as the judge and Arnie and Ware as ... +


This record of a typical burlesque show of the 1950s begins with Leon De Voe singing “Kiss Me, Baby,” supported by four dancers. He is followed by striptease dancer Joy Ryder and a comedy routine. Pat Flannery then sings “I Just Wanna Be Bad” and strips. Striptease dances performed by Gina, Debby Ray and star attraction Taffy O’Neil are interspersed with more comedy sketches. In the first sketch, Harry Arnie tries to pick up Herbie Gillis’ girl friend, “talking woman” Midnight. In the next sketch, De Voe meets Arnie on a Paris street and coaches him in how to talk with French girls. The third sketch finds Gillis as a sailor, back from six months at sea and very anxious to see his girl friend, being prevented from crossing the street to her apartment by patrolman De Voe and holdup man Eddie Ware. The final sketch, which takes place in a divorce court, features Midnight and Gillis as opposing attorneys, De Voe as the judge and Arnie and Ware as witnesses. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Exploitation


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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