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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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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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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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12 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Braut kam per Nachnahme  »

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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

Allen Brice: What's wrong with me, may I ask?
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Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie
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My very favorite movie.
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I watch a movie, I like to laugh, and that's why this is my favorite movie of all time.

It's the only pairing of James Cagney and Bette Davis, and the sparks do fly. You might call this a variation on the theme of "It Happened One Night." James Cagney plays a cargo pilot asked to aid in an elopement that would result in a disastrous marriage for an heiress. Her father offers him payment if he delivers her home unmarried. The ending is predictable, but the journey to it is not. Great fun.

Oh, I know there are so many other "important" and wonderful movies out there. I love a lot of them. But rarely has one tickled and surprised me the way this one did.

Let others favor the big famous movies. I'll take this little gem.

I'm surprised that more people haven't recognized its charm.


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