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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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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

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

Lucius K. Winfield: Well, I don't mind having a fortune hunter in the family, but I'll be darned if I'll stand for a piano player!
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Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941) See more »

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Trade Winds
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Music by Cliff Friend
Played as background music during the first scene at the airport
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Romance ensues after pilot kidnaps fiancée on behalf of disgruntled father.

This movie didn't win any prizes for innovative plotting, nor should it have. It's plot is the same as that of "It Happened One Night" with a few added details and variations. Eugene Palette phones in his role as the crusty but sympathetic father of the would-be bride. Despite the lack of originality in the plot, Bette Davis and James Cagney find a totally unexpected comedic chemistry in this rare teaming of Warner Brothers biggest male and female stars. This is the movie that made me a Bette Davis fan. The patter is snappy, the supporting cast is excellent (particularly Jack Carson as the narcissistic, smarmy, would-be groom), and the movie works despite the hoary plot.


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