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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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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
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Charles Coleman ...
Butler (scenes deleted)
Charles Halton ...
Doctor (scenes deleted)
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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 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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wedding | book | sister | writer | contest | See more »

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A TENDER WARMLY HUMAN ROMANCE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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11 June 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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'Joan Crawford' was on-loan to Columbia Pictures from MGM. 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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You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when M.J. reads the note that came with the flowers
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An Eerie Parallel
19 December 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Though They All Kissed The Bride dated a bit with the outbreak of World War II, it still holds up well today. Joan Crawford did a very fine job stepping in for Carole Lombard as the trucking company CEO who gets brought down romantically by the charming Melvyn Douglas.

It's easy to see why Harry Cohn wanted Douglas in the part, the film is a domestic version of Ninotchka. Douglas is a crusading reporter writing an article about the abuses in a trucking company where they seem not to have heard of the Wagner Act. Joan Crawford is the daughter of the firm's founder who steps in to run the place after dad's demise.

Don't let her sex fool you, she's all business until she meets up with Melvyn Douglas. In fairness to her, Crawford is stepping up to the plate with an apparently scatterbrained Billie Burke for a mother and a princess débutante in Helen Parrish as a sister not capable of doing much of anything.

In an eerie parallel in real life, after her fourth husband Alfred Steele from Pepsi Cola died, Crawford went into the business world with a vengeance and her years in Hollywood turned out to be a training ground for that new field of endeavor.

Best moment is Crawford and Allen Jenkins winning a jitterbug contest when she goes to the company banquet incognito.

Though I can see this film would have suited Carole Lombard better, Joan Crawford does just fine in this bright comedy.


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