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Writers:
Kenneth Earl (story) and
M.M. Musselman (story) ...
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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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User Reviews:
Great fun See more (37 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)

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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USA:92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
Ann Sheridan was originally scheduled to ply the Bette Davis role but was on suspension by Warners.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Steve and Joan stumble into the abandoned ghost town and find Pops, he is living a meager existence with just kerosene lamps for light and a wood burning stove for heat. But he somehow has electricity for his radio.See more »
Quotes:
Joan Winfield:Don't you get lonesome being here all alone?
Pop Tolliver:No, I like people. Not seeing many of 'em keeps me liking 'em.
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Soundtrack:
There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)See more »

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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Great fun, 29 May 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Two remarkable professionals, Bette Davis and James Cagney, unite for this Warner Brothers comedy, "The Bride Came C.O.D." Cagney is a pilot who is hired by Joan's (Davis) father to deliver her -- unmarried -- to him after Joan announces she is en route to marry a bandleader, Alan Brice (Jack Carson). Her father (Eugene Palette) agrees to pay the freight charges, which is by the pound. Cagney needs the money to save his plane from repossession. The plane goes down when Joan puts a parachute on backwards and tries to jump out - in doing insane manuevers to keep her in the plane, it gives out, and the two get stranded near a ghost town which has one survivor (Harry Davenport).

Davis looks great and is obviously having a ball. Cagney handles the role with his usual confident swagger and two play off one another beautifully. One of Cagney's best scenes occurs when he's locked up in jail and Pop and Joan take off in a jalopy that will obviously only take them a mile or so. He laughs uncontrollably. And their scenes together in the cave are priceless.

Cagney and Davis make a great team - she's so sincere and dramatic, and he always has an angle - it was really an inspired idea to get them together for a comedy. Wish it had happened more often.

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