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A Kiss for Corliss (1949) was a Comedy Film directed by Richard Wallace .

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Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, um, well, it's all very silly, but the fact is that my daughter has written a - a sort of diary.
Kenneth Marquis: Indeed? Well, I'm confident that it reflects her girlish charms.
Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, um, this diary is, um ...
Kenneth Marquis: You are talking, I take it about that volume that your husband is clutching in his clammy hands?
Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, it's all quite ridiculous, and I'm sure you'll be the first to - Go ahead, Harry. Please read some of it to Mr. Marquis, and then he'll realize how crazy the whole thing is.
Harry P. Archer: [Reading] "Not all women know really great love. And so few can save the man they love from himself."
[clears his throat]
Kenneth Marquis: Doesn't read very fluently, does he?
Harry P. Archer: "Kenny-boy is so sweet. I'm lucky I found Kenny-boy in time." Kenny-boy is you!
Kenneth Marquis: Really?
Harry P. Archer: That's from my daughter's diary.
Mrs. Janet Archer: Silly, isn't it?
Kenneth Marquis: No, I like it.
Harry P. Archer: It's just schoolgirl romantic nonsense! But, there are reasons why we couldn't question Corliss.
Kenneth Marquis: Naturally, after your contemptible invasion of the privacy of her diary.
Harry P. Archer: It's none of your business what I do.
Kenneth Marquis: My name is mentioned.
Harry P. Archer: I'll burn every page. Only a fool would think there was any truth to this.
Kenneth Marquis: Every single word of it is true.

Kenneth Marquis: Uncle George? Have you any hobbies? I mean, do you collect things, and things?
Uncle George: I have a large collection of antique rocks. Every one of which I would like to throw at you!

Kenneth Marquis: Perhaps you could explain to me how I happened to find myself in this position?
Taylor: Because you belatedly came to what little sense you have. Try and get out of it now, and you have a breach of promise suit, a stockholder suit, and why go on with the list?
Kenneth Marquis: Well, I certainly shan't number it among the gayer weddings to which I have participated. Maybe I'm spoiled, but the others were much more fun!
Taylor: I don't know, I thought the blood in your father-in-law's eye lent a nice touch of festive color.

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This was Shirley Temple's last film and her only starring feature since 1934 which did not receive a contemporary New York Times review.
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