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Kissin' Cousins (1964) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Gene Nelson and produced by Sam Katzman.

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Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Madam, words fail me. Your culinary talents supersede the most exotic cuisine.
Ma Tatum: You don't like it.
Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Oh, no, no, no, on the contrary...
Josh Morgan: He means he'd like some more, Ma.
Ma Tatum: Oh, that's good.
Pappy Tatum: Good! Good! I like to see a young fella who's a good eater.
Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: I must say, in all my travels, I never tasted anything quite like it.
Ma Tatum: You ain't never?
Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Unh-uhnmm!
[meaning "No"]
Ma Tatum: Aw shucks, it ain't nothing but possum tails, owl gizzards, and grits fried in bear grease. And then that there gravy, that's just goat's milk with vulture eggs and mashed catfish eyes.
Pappy Tatum: The catfish eyes brings out the flavor of the possum tails.
[Capt. Salbo turns green.]
Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Excuse me. I think I forgot something in my jeep.
Pappy Tatum: Why did he leave in such a hurry? Did something just come up?
Josh Morgan: Not yet, Mr. Tatum, but I think it might.


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Elvis Presley supposedly loathed the "strawberry blond" wig he had to wear as the hillbilly cousin in this film, in part because it made him look as he had before deciding to dye his hair black in the mid-fifties.
The real life relationship of Glenda Farrell, who plays Ma Tatum, and Tommy Farrell, who plays MSgt. William George Bailey, were mother and son.
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