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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  12 July 1941 (USA)
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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Collins
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Joan Winfield
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Tommy Keenan
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Lucius K. Winfield
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Allen Brice
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Peewee Defoe
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Pop Tolliver
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Sheriff McGee
Edward Brophy ...
Hinkle
Harry Holman ...
Judge Sobler
Chick Chandler ...
Riley (reporter #1)
Douglas Kennedy ...
Mac (second reporter and photographer) (as Keith Douglas)
Herbert Anderson ...
Reporter #3
William Newell ...
Andy Anderson (McGee's pilot)
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Keenan's and Brice's pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Storyline

Oil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen whom she's known four days. Out-of-money pilot Steve is going to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her father to deliver her home unmarried. He flies off with her, an apparent kidnaping, but is forced down in the desert. The bandleader arrives with a preacher, but their marriage (in California, not Nevada) is not valid. Pilot Steve will marry her because her father is a millionaire. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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pilot | bandleader | heiress | nevada | desert | See more »

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She Came Collect and his heart paid the freight . . . in the year's romantic explosion !

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Braut kam per Nachnahme  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The term "C.O.D." of the title stands for 'Collect on Delivery'. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, when Steve Collins (James Cagney) is walking from the door of the hangar to the office, the end of his necktie is first flapping free above his belt, but in the next shot, it is tucked into his belt. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Keenan: Do you mind if I drink that champagne? I've got to take a pill.
Joan Winfield: Do you feel poorly, Mr. Keenan?
Tommy Keenan: Not yet, but I expect to in 39 minutes.
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Played during the scene at the ghost town stable
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A great screwball comedy....
11 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure it had been done once or twice before, and it was done a dozen times following... but this one is a classic on merit alone.

Davis and Cagney were the top two Warner's actors at the time and had fought their own respective legal battles with the studio in the years prior, as well as being very good friends.

This film catches them at the tops of their game, just being allowed to be silly and have fun in a movie no one really expected much out of.

The formula works and though the pacing isn't the best, hang-in because it's worth it.

Saturday afternoon popcorn film.


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