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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 | desert | nevada | See more »

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 1941 (USA)  »

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The Bride Came C.O.D.  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Sheridan was originally scheduled to ply the Bette Davis role but was on suspension by Warners. 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

Steve Collins: This is Californie, they were married by a justice of the peace from Nevada, so legally they're not married.
Lucius K. Winfield: Well if they're not married, that's fine.
Steve Collins: But they THINK they're married! And they're flying back to Los Angeles for their honeymoon!
Lucius K. Winfield: They think they are and they're not?
[laughs]
Lucius K. Winfield: That's the funniest thing I've heard in years! They think they are and they're not! And they've gone back for their honeymoon?
[stops laughing]
Lucius K. Winfield: What am I laughing about? That's my daughter.
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Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
In the score when Tommy Keenan is shown in a stupor
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The miracle of lowered expectations
27 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had always avoided this flick because I love both its stars and had read and heard not-so-flattering things about it. Finally caught up with it on the beautiful DVD transfer, and was either laughing or smiling from beginning to end, and believe me that's a rarity! How nice to see all those naysayers proved wrong. Granted, this is one of the most contrived and tortured "meet cute" setups in screwball history, but the plot mechanics are dispensed with quickly and it's all Cagney and Davis at their most sparkling from there on. I actually think it's best to watch this not knowing what happens, so I'll just say WATCH IT if you have a liking for either -- or both -- of these stars. And the Epstein-brothers' script is hilarious; it should be studied by today's comedy writers.


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