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Writers:
Kenneth Earl (story) and
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Release Date:
12 July 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Screwball comedy with fine performances See more (35 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 Defoe

Harry Davenport ... Pop Tolliver

William Frawley ... 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)

William Hopper ... Keenan's and Brice'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)
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Directed by
William Keighley 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Earl (story) and
M.M. Musselman (story)

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) and
Philip G. Epstein (screenplay)

Produced by
William Cagney .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller  (as Ernie Haller)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Richards 
 
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
Floyd Nolta .... stunt pilot
Harry Froboess .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Mantz .... stunt pilot (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 .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator
 
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Runtime:
USA:92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:Now, if you're really gonna fight let's not pay too much attention about breakin' clean and hittin' in the clinches. Let's have a nice, clean dirty fight.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Carry Me Back to the Lone PrairieSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Screwball comedy with fine performances, 13 January 2011
Author: vincentlynch-moonoi from United States

A foreign friend once told me that he just didn't "get" James Cagney; "nobody acts like that." And I have to admit that the performances where I most enjoy Cagney are where he plays off his typical character -- "Yankee Doodle Dandy", for example. This is one such film. We don't usually associate Cagney with comedy, and he seems a bit relaxed here...and it's delightful. Similarly, we usually think Bette Davis as a dramatic actress, and she shines here because her character is spunky and irreverent, and there are just enough opportunities for her to display her sharp tongue. She, too, is delightful. William Frawley, Eugene Palette (with his barrel voice and barrel body) and Stu Erwin are great additions to the cast, but one of my favorite character actors -- Harry Davenport (as in the doctor in "Gone With The WInd") really shines here as a character quite different from what he usually plays. Jack Carson should have been a bit disappointed with his role...sort of wasted, although essential to the story line.

The plot is screwball, so somewhat unbelievable, but this is a film to savor for the performances (particularly the chemistry between Davis and Cagney) and the setting (a busted gold mine town). Highly recommended.

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