The Kissing Bandit
Sinatra's a dashing thief in this film fiesta
As the son of a notorious Mexican bandit with an equally legendary flair for romancing the ladies, Sinatra follows in the family tradition when he steals the heart of Kathryn Grayson.

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THE KISSING BANDIT
Directed by Laszlo Benedek
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick
With dance specialties by: Ricardo Montalban, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse
Original screenplay by Isobel Lennart and John Briard Harding

Color
100 minutes

He's a lover, not a fighter: Ricardo (Frank Sinatra) doesn't want to become a notorious Mexican bandit like his father, but he's forced into the family business anyway. Falling in love with beautiful senorita Teresa (Kathryn Grayson), the daughter of the governor, doesn't help matters - though it might give Ricardo an opening into finessing the "bandito" tradition and stealing her heart. A lively period musical, THE KISSING BANDIT features Sinatra's memorable renditions of songs including the ballad "If I Steal a Kiss" and the comedy number "Siesta," and is enlivened by the Technicolor flamenco extravaganza "Dance of Fury," choreographed by the legendary Stanley Donen and performed by Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban. Ole!

Warner Home Video's DVD release of KISSING BANDIT as part of The Frank Sinatra Collection features subtitles in English and French.

In this lively period musical, Ricardo (Frank Sinatra) doesn't want to become a notorious Mexican bandit like his father, but he's forced into the family business anyway. Falling in love with beautiful senorita Teresa (Kathryn Grayson), the daughter of the governor, doesn't help matters - though it might give Ricardo an opening into finessing the "bandito" tradition and stealing her heart.

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