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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Romance | 12 July 1941 (USA)
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
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Judge Sobler
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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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(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

Pop Tolliver: What do you want with your eggs, bacon or ham?
Steve Collins: Bacon.
Joan Winfield: Ham.
Pop Tolliver: Okay, you'll both get bacon because I don't feel like cutting into a new ham.
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The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »

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

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Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie
(uncredited)
Written by Carson Robison
Hummed by Bette Davis while doing her hair
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Fun Warner Bros Comedy
5 November 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable screwball comedy with Bette Davis and James Cagney, helped out by a great supporting cast that includes Eugene Palette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, William Frawley, Harry Davenport, and many others. WB movies back in the day were more often than not defined by their supporting players. They had a premium stable of actors to choose from and many times they're more enjoyable to watch than the leads.

Davis has a lot of fun with this role and, while her comedic talents were always so-so, she shines here. This is also one of the movies where she looks prettiest and curviest. One dress in particular fits her just right.

The movie isn't perfect. It drags a bit more than a screwball comedy should. Davis and Cagney, while having nice comedic timing, don't really have much romantic chemistry. So the inevitable conclusion to a film like this might be a bit hard for some to buy. Still, I recommend it to any Bette Davis or James Cagney fan. Also to any fan of WB films from the 1930s and 40s.


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