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They All Kissed the Bride (1942)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  11 June 1942 (USA)
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Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Margaret J. 'M.J.' Drew
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Michael 'Mike' Holmes
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Marsh
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Mrs. Drew
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Johnny Johnson
Andrew Tombes ...
Crane
Helen Parrish ...
Vivian Drew
Emory Parnell ...
Mahoney
Mary Treen ...
Susie Johnson
Nydia Westman ...
Lewis - M.J.'s Secretary
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Dr. Cassell
Roger Clark ...
Stephen Pettingill
Edward Gargan ...
Private Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Coleman ...
Butler (scenes deleted)
Charles Halton ...
Doctor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time for men, the effect an attractive stranger has on her at her sister's wedding is unnerving. When it turns out this is the hated writer, she starts seriously to lose her bearings. Surely it can't become Maggie and Mike? Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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writer | sister | book | wedding | money | See more »

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There's Never Anything Wrong With A Woman That A Man's Lips Won't Cure! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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11 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Trivia

'Joan Crawford''s famous line "When I want a sneak, I'll hire the best and get a Jap" drew the movie's biggest laugh from 1942 audiences. The line is now considered offensive in these politically correct times, and has been cut from most current prints. See more »

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Margaret Drew: When I want a sneak, I'll hire the best and get a Jap.
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Bridal Chorus
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From Lohengrin
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as they're coming down the stairs at the wedding
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Keep On Truckin'
7 November 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Joan Crawford is a businesswoman who owns her own trucking company, and Melvyn Douglas is a reporter determined to write a book about her. As this is a light comedy one knows that these two will fall for each other sooner or later, and that complications will abound. Crawford is quite good as the lady executive, and Douglas most expert in the kind of role he had played dozens of times before. Both stars are in their prime, and just young enough to pull this slight story off. This movie is no classic but is extremely pleasant to watch. Made in the early days of World War II, it is the kind of picture that would soon go out of style, as the pressures of war would produce a different kind of comedy, less subtle and sophisticated, more obvious and at times more outrageous. They All Kissed the Bride is light and leisurely in tone, coming as it did between the end of the great Depression and the start of global war, its refusal to take itself too seriously must have been a tonic in its day, and if one is in the right mood it can still work its magic.








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