The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Kisses for My President

1964 | USA | NR | 113 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 27, 2016 11:59 PM
Film Info
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Release Year:1964
Runtime:113 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Fred MacMurray
Polly Bergen
Eli Wallach
Arlene Dahl
Edward Andrews
Director:Curtis Bernhardt
Produced by:Curtis Bernhardt
Screenwriter:Claude Binyon
Robert G. Kane
Robert G. Kane
Cinematography:Robert Surtees
Editing By:Sam O'Steen


Here’s the premise of Curtis Bernhardt’s screwball comedy: “Hey, wouldn’t it be hilarious if a woman were president?” Spoiler alert, 1964 screenwriters: It’ll take five more decades for that craziness to go down, so knock yourselves out. Doug Benson, Michael Moore, and friends will have a “Reefer Madness”-style field day with this painfully sexist romp, which depicts the President’s poor, beleaguered First Husband suffering the indignities of sleeping in a frilly bedroom designed for first ladies and giving drunken tours of the White House while his wife single-handedly runs the country. Maybe if she gets pregnant, she’ll come ‘round to her proper wifely responsibilities? Get ready for an election-year takedown of this relic from a notso-distant American past.