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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | | Biography, 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:
Tommy Keenan
Lucius K. Winfield
Allen Brice
Pop Tolliver
Sheriff McGee
Harry Holman ...
Judge Sobler
First Reporter
Second Reporter (as Keith Douglas)
3rd Reporter
William Newell ...
McGee's Pilot
Keenan's Pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)


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


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 »


Steve Collins: But, you can't marry this man you've known only four days. You've known head waiters longer.
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The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »


Featured in Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »


There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Played in the score when a donkey appears in the hotel
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12 February 2000 | by (columbus, ohio) – See all my reviews

Is The Bride Came C.O.D. that funny? Are Cagney and Davis comedians? The answer to both these questions is no, but Cagney and Davis had star power and charisma. In spades I might add. The movie is light, fast, and witty and if you love these two actors (or even just one of them) it will be enjoyable. If not, look elsewhere.

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