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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved  |   |  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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Tommy Keenan
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Lucius K. Winfield
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Allen Brice
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Peewee
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Pop Tolliver
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Sheriff McGee
Edward Brophy ...
Hinkle
Harry Holman ...
Judge Sobler
Chick Chandler ...
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Douglas Kennedy ...
Second Reporter (as Keith Douglas)
Herbert Anderson ...
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William Newell ...
McGee's Pilot
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Keenan'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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Trivia

James Cagney's aircraft was a Bellanca 31-55 Senior Skyrocket, Bellanca serial number 806, registered NC14700. 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?
Lucius K. Winfield: We've had horse thieves in our family, but no tenors!
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Soundtracks

Ochi Tchornya (Dark Eyes)
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Cagney and Davis? C'mon now. It just doesn't get any better.
10 July 2010 | by (SF, CA) – See all my reviews

I can see why some people who admire the actor's dramas might complain. Gone with the Wind, it ain't. But it wasn't trying to be, and you do get a host of Hollywood legends, all in top form, doing exactly what they did best.

Airplane lovers will also appreciate the potpourri of period light passenger aircraft, and the scenery and sets are top notch.

The chemistry between Cagney and Davis is great, there's no scene stealing and it's just plain fun to watch. It's kind of sad to hear the treatment it received at the time from both the actors and critics. I wish they'd made ten more. Light-hearted and easy on the soul. One of my all time favorites.

Side note: I met Bette Davis in a store in Westport, CT and she quizzed me about a reversible blender we were both looking at. I was picking one up for my friend Mary. She was very nice--and smoking of course.


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