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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Earl (from the story by) and
M.M. Musselman (from the story by) ...
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Release Date:
12 July 1941 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She Came Collect and his heart paid the freight . . . in the year's romantic explosion !
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun Warner Bros Comedy See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Steve Collins

Bette Davis ... Joan Winfield

Stuart Erwin ... Tommy Keenan

Eugene Pallette ... Lucius K. Winfield

Jack Carson ... Allen Brice

George Tobias ... Peewee

Harry Davenport ... Pop Tolliver

William Frawley ... Sheriff McGee
Edward Brophy ... Hinkle
Harry Holman ... Judge Sobler

Chick Chandler ... First Reporter
Douglas Kennedy ... Second Reporter (as Keith Douglas)
Herbert Anderson ... 3rd Reporter
William Newell ... McGee's Pilot

William Hopper ... Keenan's Pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sol Gorss ... Reporters' Pilot (scenes deleted)
Jean Ames ... Mabel - Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Peter Ashley ... Reporter in Amarillo (uncredited)
Mary Brodel ... KFWB Operator #2 (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Radio Station Man in Booth (uncredited)
Bob Brossard ... Junior Flight Officer (uncredited)
George Campeau ... Reporter in Amarillo (uncredited)
Lucia Carroll ... Steve's Airplane Date (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Policeman - Driver of Car #64 (uncredited)
Richard Clayton ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Garrett Craig ... Flight Officer (uncredited)
Jimmy the Crow ... Pop Tolliver's Crow (uncredited)
George Davis ... Embassy Club Waiter (uncredited)
Peggy Diggins ... KFWB Operator #1 (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Interrogating Detective (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Asst. Dist. Atty. Edwards (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Winfield's First Pilot (uncredited)
Paul Gustine ... Embassy Club Patron (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Reporter #5 (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Embassy Club Patron (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... Policeman in Car #64 (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Winfield's Valet (uncredited)
Reid Kilpatrick ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Max Linder ... Embassy Club Doorman (uncredited)
Paul Mantz ... Winfield's Second Pilot (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Embassy Club Headwaiter (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Reporter / Photographer #4 (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Reporter / Photographer #6 (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Policeman at Interrogation (uncredited)
The Rogers Dancers ... Dance Trio at Embassy Club (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Airport Mechanic (uncredited)
Garland Smith ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Charlie - Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Lester Towne ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Richard Travis ... Airline Dispatcher (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Aeronautics Division Official (uncredited)

Directed by
William Keighley 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Earl (from the story by) and
M.M. Musselman (from the story by)

Julius J. Epstein (screen play) and
Philip G. Epstein (screen play)

Produced by
William Cagney .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (director of photography) (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Richards (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Heath .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Byron Haskin .... special effects
Rex Wimpy .... special effects
 
Stunts
Harry Froboess .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Mantz .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Floyd Nolta .... stunts (uncredited)
Audrey Scott .... stunt double: Bette Davis (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
 
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Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.)
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USA:92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
The term "C.O.D." of the title stands for 'Collect on Delivery'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Ochi Tchornya (Dark Eyes)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fun Warner Bros Comedy, 5 November 2013
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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