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Always a Bride (1940)

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Alice Bond is under a lot of pressure from her parents to marry Marshall Winkler, an arrogant blowhard whose only positive quality is his money. Alice really cares for Michael Stevens, an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosemary Lane ...
Alice Bond
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Michael 'Mike' Stevens
John Eldredge ...
Marshall Winkler
Virginia Brissac ...
Lucy Bond
Francis Pierlot ...
Pete Bond
Oscar O'Shea ...
Uncle Dan Jarvis
Ferris Taylor ...
Mayor Paul Loomis
Joe King ...
Mr. Franklyn (as Joseph King)
Phyllis Ruth ...
Mary Ann Coleridge
Lucia Carroll ...
Mayor's Receptionist
Jack Mower ...
Martin, First Man Yelling Out at Meeting
Tom Wilson ...
Charlie, Dance Party Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harrison Greene ...
Mr. Lucas (scenes deleted)
Vera Lewis ...
Second Old Maid (scenes deleted)
Edwin Stanley ...
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Alice Bond is under a lot of pressure from her parents to marry Marshall Winkler, an arrogant blowhard whose only positive quality is his money. Alice really cares for Michael Stevens, an incredibly charming but utterly unambitious ne'er-do-well. Even Alice realizes that there's no future for a man who is content to sponge off his wealthy uncle instead of working. Michael convinces Alice's parents to let him marry her if he can get the job he intends to pursue. The catch is that the job is that of mayor, and to get it, he must run against the formidable political machine of the incumbent Mayor Loomis. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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2 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The play "Applesauce" originally opened in New York on 28 September 1925. See more »

Quotes

Michael 'Mike' Stevens: Don't misunderstand me, Marshall. All marriages are happy. It's the arguments that aren't so happy.
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Version of Brides Are Like That (1936) See more »

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In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
(1932)
Music by John Siras and Jack Little
Played as dance music at the party
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A goofy, loopy Preston Sturges-Frank Capra-esquire Comedy
13 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed TV "Superman" George Reeves with Rosemary Lane as the girl he pursues and tries to "win over" from John Eldridge. George does play his out-of-work, contrarian, devil-may-care role "over the top," because that's JUST THE CHARACTER HE IS: a' la Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby, Joel McCrea in Sullivan's Travel, etc. Imagine either of those two actors, Bob Cummings, Robert Young--any of these would have played the part the same. It's BOY meets GIRL, BOY loses GIRL and BOY wins GIRL back by being himself. Good supporting cast, too. With all the renewed interest in poor George via Hollywoodland, see this picture for yourself when it comes on Turner Classics again. You'll really enjoy it: the underdog, march-to-the-beat of his own drummer vs. the staid, safe world out there--who should a girl (and her parents) choose?Some clever dialogue about marriage, nifty mayoral race tactics and a love triangle to boot. GO SEE IT for yourself. It's NOT awful. It's pretty darn good, and only about an hour long!


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