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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 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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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

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

Goofs

When Steve and Joan stumble into the abandoned ghost town and find Pops, he is living a meager existence with just kerosene lamps for light and a wood burning stove for heat. But he somehow has electricity for his radio. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff McGee: If there's nobody else here, why are you cooking six eggs?
Pop Tolliver: I always eat six eggs for breakfast.
Sheriff McGee: [sees the table] And do you always eat those six eggs on three plates?
Pop Tolliver: No, those other two are for Coco here.
[the black bird perches on his arm]
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Spoofed in The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) See more »

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Oh My Darling Clementine
(1884) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Montrose
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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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