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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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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
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Hinkle
Harry Holman ...
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Second Reporter (as Keith Douglas)
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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 ! See more »


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12 July 1941 (USA)  »

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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

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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) See more »

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I Love You Truly
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Played on a harmonium by Harry Davenport at the wedding
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The miracle of lowered expectations
27 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had always avoided this flick because I love both its stars and had read and heard not-so-flattering things about it. Finally caught up with it on the beautiful DVD transfer, and was either laughing or smiling from beginning to end, and believe me that's a rarity! How nice to see all those naysayers proved wrong. Granted, this is one of the most contrived and tortured "meet cute" setups in screwball history, but the plot mechanics are dispensed with quickly and it's all Cagney and Davis at their most sparkling from there on. I actually think it's best to watch this not knowing what happens, so I'll just say WATCH IT if you have a liking for either -- or both -- of these stars. And the Epstein-brothers' script is hilarious; it should be studied by today's comedy writers.


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